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Magic Mushrooms Found to Be "Resetting" Brain Circuits in Depressed People

One person said they felt like their brain was 'rebooted'.<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use …

Magic Mushrooms

Unanimous A.I. Uses Human Swarms to Make Scary-Accurate Predictions

Here's how the human hive mind can predict the future.<p>If ants, birds, fish, and bees can pool their collective intelligence to make decisions, why …

Artificial Intelligence

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Neuroscientists have used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the structure of …

Could our ancestors see blue? Ancient people didn't perceive the colour because they didn't have a word for it, say scientists

• <b>Studies say language shapes what we see by making us focus on objects</b>• <b><br>Blue doesn't appear at all in Greek stories and other ancient written texts</b>• <b><br>As a</b> …

David Copperfield

10 Reasons Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories

10 Reasons Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories<p>Updated on May 13, 2016<p>The Psychology of Conspiracy Theorists<p>A conspiracy theory is loosely defined …

Psychology

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

Machine Learning

The Libet Experiment: Is Free Will Just an Illusion?

3tags.org

4 Secrets to Resisting Distraction and Staying Focused

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

Mindfulness

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Singularity

The Morning Routine That Will Save You 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Time Management

World's Smartest Physicist Thinks Science Can't Crack Consciousness

I’ve been writing a lot lately about consciousness, the ultimate enigma. I used to think why there is something rather than nothing is the ultimate …

Consciousness

Mystery of deja vu solved?

DEJA vu. We’ve all experienced that feeling of a moment within a moment. But now a new theory may explain what’s really happening.

The Brain

Fearful Memories Passed Down to Mouse Descendants

From <i>Nature</i> magazine<p>Certain fears can be inherited through the generations, a provocative study of mice reports. The authors suggest that a similar …

Genetics

Archaeologists Have Unearthed a Series of 2,000-Year-Old Magic Spells in Serbia

Spooky.<p>Researchers in eastern Serbia have discovered a series of magic spells etched onto tiny rolls of gold and silver, buried alongside the remains …

Archaeology

CRISPR Gets Federal Approval For Human Testing

Still needs FDA approval to move forward<p>CRISPR has received federal approval for its first human trials, though the editing will not be at the embryonic level.<p>A federal panel gave the go ahead to the study, which will remove, edit, and replace T-cells in humans today, though it still needs approval …