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This Is Your Brain on Magic

Psychologists and neuroscientists have an unlikely ally in their quest to understand human nature: professional magicians.<p>“I’m going to flip through here and I want you to glance at a card in the middle,” Jay Olson tells his volunteer, offering the deck of cards in his hands. “Not the bottom …

How to learn big data

Big Data is a growing field and you probably have a lot to learn if you want to learn about it.I will try to provide the path I took:<p><b>1. Start by</b> …

Data Science

Machine Learning + Big Data - = Predictive analytics (And where do Hadoop and Spark come in?)

Here at a16z, we treat “big data” and “machine learning” as connected activities. People have been talking about the need for more ‘analysis’ and …

Big Data

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

The scourge of the selfie

Museum visitors now turn away from works of art to snap photos of themselves. Jason Farago investigates this invasive trend.<p>I had a look at Instagram on a random Monday at 5:30pm, just as the Museum of Modern Art in New York closed for the day. The number of photos posted from the museum that day …

Museums