A team of scientists today unveiled the discovery of a new kind of brain neuron called the rosehip cell. What makes this find important? It may be unique to the human brain – and it’s found in the same
You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own
Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s
An animated journey to the center of the self. “The body provides something for the spirit to look after and use,” computing pioneer Alan Turing wrote as he anguished at the intersection of love and loss.
The technology entrepreneur Elon Musk recently urged the nation’s governors to regulate artificial intelligence “before it’s too late.” Mr. Musk insists that artificial intelligence represents an “existential
To write this article, I drank a beverage containing an effective cognitive enhancer - something that helps me - almost daily - to focus. In my pocket, I carry an extension of my memory, on which I made
Magazine Here’s how researchers are rewiring the sense of touch in a paralyzed man. One man, one robotic arm, dozens of electrodes—these are the elements of a breakthrough experiment that’s restoring sense
The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory
They're tackling gastrointestinal disease from both ends of the issue. Back in 1985, the best robotic surgeon we had was the Puma 560, a manipulator arm just barely more advanced than Rocky Balboa's robo-butler.
In analytic philosophy, any meaning can be expressed in language. In his book Expression and Meaning (1979), UC Berkeley philosopher John Searle calls this idea “the principle of expressibility, the principle
People took the implicit association test to gauge their subconscious racism. Now the researchers behind the test admit it can’t always do that. When I first took the implicit association test a few years