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An AI That Knows the World Like Children Do
Cognition

An AI That Knows the World Like Children Do

Artificial intelligence has staged a revival by starting to incorporate what we know about how children learn

By Alison Gopnik
New Drugs for Lou Gehrig's Disease Head for Clinical Trials
Biology

New Drugs for Lou Gehrig's Disease Head for Clinical Trials

Newly discovered genetic mutations are providing clues about how this disorder relentlessly destroys motor neurons and robs people of their mobility. The findings may lead to drug therapies for a condition that has long defied treatment 

By Leonard Petrucelli and Aaron D. Gitler
Post-Truth: The Dark Side of the Brain
Behavior & Society

Post-Truth: The Dark Side of the Brain

A growing number of politicians are talking nonsense with impunity. False information is proliferating. What’s worse, the human brain loves it

By Sebastian Dieguez
In Baby Mode
Neuroscience

In Baby Mode

The birth of a first child alters parents’ lives suddenly and forever: sleepless nights, afternoons in pajamas and hardly a moment’s respite. Parents are able to make this transition because of changes that take place in the brain

By Anna von Hopffgarten

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