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Japanese scientists just created an AI that can “read” human minds

Nope, this isn’t just fodder for the new series of Black Mirror<p>As computer scientists attempt to make machines think and learn like humans, the …

Machine Learning

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Anxiety Disorder

I tried to figure out why I've been able to be creative and productive, even in my darkest times.<p>There is a certain kind of bro who is always wearing a fedora, even if he isn't wearing a fedora. I can smell a fedora-bro from 10,000 miles away. I can detect him via email, internet comment, or even a …

Mental Disorders

Tiny Amounts of LSD for Depression

Instead of an “acid trip,” she took an “acid errand.”<p>Throughout Ayelet Waldman’s entire life, she’s been “held hostage by the vagaries of mood,” as she explains in her new book, <i>A Really Good Day</i>. She is a bestselling author, mom of four, and devoted wife, but her mental illness threatened it all. …

Medicine

Has Neuroscience Been Looking In the Wrong Place All Along?

Philosopher Alva Noë has a major concern about the most fundamental assumption neurosciencists make: That the brain is where our consciousness lives. …

Consciousness

In a first, scientists detect 'fast radio bursts' from beyond the Milky Way galaxy

Sifting through the heavens like prospectors panning silt for a glint of gold, astronomers say they have finally pinpointed the source of so-called fast radio bursts – brief, powerful and mysterious flashes of light.<p>The discovery, described in a paper in Nature and two others in Astrophysical …

How a mature board game became the biggest Kickstarter game ever (update)

We talked with the creator of Kingdom Death: Monster and his fans about the graphic miniatures game<p>The biggest game in Kickstarter history isn’t a video game. It’s a gruesome and graphic miniatures game called <i>Kingdom Death: Monster</i><i>.</i> This week it unseated a fun-loving, cuddly game called <i>Exploding</i> …

Board Games

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Innovation

Hack Your Brain

<b>Hack Your Brain and Improve Brain Function</b><p>When it comes to your brain, you actually <i>can</i> teach an old dog new tricks. Once thought to be hard-wired …

The Brain

Prepare Yourself for the Age of 'Superaging'

As lifespans continue to get longer it’s becoming more important than ever to understand how humanity will maintain its mental capabilities in old …

The rhythm that makes memories permanent

Every time we learn something new, the memory does not only need to be acquired, it also needs to be stabilized in a process called memory …

Neuroscience

From Psychedelics To Alzheimer's, 2016 Was A Good Year For Brain Science

With a president-elect who has publicly supported the debunked claim that vaccines cause autism, suggested that climate change is a hoax dreamed up by the Chinese, and appointed to his Cabinet a retired neurosurgeon who doesn't buy the theory of evolution, things might look grim for science.<p>Yet …

Immune System

The Science of Creating a Compassionate World: 10 Best Books of 2016

The year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on empathy, kindness, and moving the conversation forward.

Activism
Neurology

Brain Beauty: The Art of Neuroscience

<b>The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal</b><br>by Larry W. Swanson , Eric A. Newman , Alfonso Araque and Janet M. Dubinsky<br>Abrams, 2017 …

Neuroscience

Pioneer the next gaming hit with 26 hours of Unity3D training

From <i>Call of Duty</i> to <i>World of Warcraft</i>, multiplayer games have become the bread and butter for many of the industry's biggest developers. So, if you …

A theory that challenges Newton’s and Einstein’s gravity and nixes dark matter passed its first test

Margot Brouwer of Leiden University is brave—and you need to be, if you’re challenging Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton in one fell swoop.<p>Brouwer and her colleagues believe that the laws of gravity, as determined by Newton and further expanded by Einstein’s theory of relativity, are not quite …

Physics

Adorable Crochet Pop Culture & Cartoon Characters

The work with crochet hoot doesn’t have any secret anymore for the Polish artist Kamila Krawczyk. A most important part of her work consiste in …

16 New Science Fiction Books Worth Reading

The holidays may be over, but winter has only just begun, and you know what that means: an entire season filled with long, dark, cold nights perfect …

Science Fiction

Wildest Alien Planet Discoveries of 2016

The hunt for alien worlds has been the source of many exciting discoveries, as the number of confirmed planets outside Earth's solar sytem has more …

Africa's newest sustainable biofuel grows on trees

Until recently, the indigenous Croton megalocarpus tree common to central and east Africa was used mainly for firewood. But now Eco Fuels Kenya (EFK) …

10 Powerful Ways You Can Be a Successful Leader | Inc.com

These are times that call for great leaders--people who are confident and courageous, certain in their leadership--to show us the way.<p>It's not easy, but if we can learn to follow their example we too can separate ourselves from the pack.<p>Here are 10 powerful ways to become a successful leader:<p>1. …

Self-improvement