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Are you forgetful? That's just your brain erasing useless memories

The purpose of memory might not be to record everything<p>Most of us think “perfect” memory means never forgetting, but maybe forgetting actually helps us navigate a world that is random and ever-changing.<p>So say two neuroscientists in a review published today in the journal <i>Neuron</i>. The argument is that …

The Brain

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

Harvard Business Review

AI: A Way to Overcome the Limitations of Human Intelligence

Scott Amyx<p>CEO at Amyx+<p>Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures, IBM IoT Futurist, European Commission, United Nations, Wiley Author, TechCrunch, Winner of …

Artificial Intelligence

Wearables - a glimpse into the future

While some have viewed the merging of technology and physiology as fantasy, reality is showing that this is no longer just science fiction. On the …

Singularity

Neuroscientist Christof Koch How the “Qualia” of Our Experience Illuminate the Central Mystery of Consciousness

“Without consciousness there is nothing… Consciousness is the central fact of your life.”<p><i>“I wish you could know what it means to be me,”</i> Nina Simone sang in her 1967 civil rights anthem “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” — an invitation to empathy at the heart of which is the animating …

Consciousness

Dean Radin - The Future of Consciousness Research

Is the Universe Conscious?

Some of the world's most renowned scientists are questioning whether the cosmos has an inner life similar to our own.<p>For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally to falling apples …

Consciousness

The Roots Of Consciousness: We're Of 2 Minds

After surgery to treat her epilepsy severed the connection between the two halves of her brain, Karen's left hand took on a mind of its own, acting against her will to undress or even to slap her. Amazing, to be sure. But what may be even more amazing is that most people who have split-brain …

The Brain

Surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness

Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus -- an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus -- experience …

A 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Just Launched a New Era of Space Exploration

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>The …

Exploration

What is consciousness?

Consciousness

New Math Untangles the Mysterious Nature of Causality

In his 1890 opus, <i>The Principles of Psychology</i>, William James invoked Romeo and Juliet to illustrate what makes conscious beings so different from the …

Consciousness

Why Google, Nike, and Apple Love Mindfulness Training, and How You Can Easily Love it Too

Mindfulness is now fully mainstream. From apps to pop-ups to the boardroom, you can become zen anywhere, any time.<p>Meditation is now mainstream. From Just Meditate in Bethesda, MD to Unplug Meditation in Los Angeles, drop-in studios are popping up everywhere to give people the time and space to drop …

Mindfulness

The Brain Has More Than 100 Times Higher Computational Capacity Than Previously Thought

<b>A new UCLA study could change scientists’ understanding of how the brain works — and could lead to new approaches for treating neurological disorders</b> …

The Brain

Science Digs Into Consciousness, Soul, & The Afterlife

Sometimes science is redundant. If you’ve got faith, belief, and even experiences that confirm that life has meaning, consequences, and conscious …

Consciousness

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Quantum Mechanics

What Is Lucid Dreaming and How Do I Get Started?

Welcome to Lifehacker’s <b>Lucid Dream Workshop</b>. Each week we’ll learn a little more about the mysterious realm of sleep science, dreams, and how to …

Cool Stuff

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Meditation

Is Consciousness in the Physical World? We May Be About to Find Out.

Physicist Lucien Hardy of the Perimeter Institute for Quantum Physics in Canada has an experiment he wants to try. His believes his experiment could …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA discovered a man-made barrier around Earth that might protect us from space storms

Using machines that study electrons and ions in space, NASA recently discovered a man-made barrier around Earth.<p>It could be somewhat like a force …

Does God Exist? Some Scientists Think They Have Proof

This article originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>Editor’s note: This is a revised version of the original piece. We have done so to make explicit …

TEDxSantaCruz: Howard Martin - Engaging The Intelligence of the Heart

What if Humans aren't the Most Intelligent Creatures on Earth?

Cetologists observe, document, and decipher evidence that points to a profound intelligence dwelling in the oceans. It is an intelligence that …

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Reduces Stress and Literally Changes Your Brain

The Power of Thought<p>Meditation, in its most basic sense, is clearing your mind of all thought—or at least, trying to. The practice is used in …

Could the Energy of Our Hearts Change the World?

Somewhere, our hearts, physics, and the Earth’s electromagnetic field all connect—and their intersection is both incredible and intuitive. For almost …

These Brain-Boosting Devices Could Give Us Intelligence Superpowers

What if you could install a chip to amp up your brainpower — would you remember every word said during a meeting, finish crossword puzzles faster, drive better thanks to enhanced senses, or pick up a new language before your next trip?<p>The era of merging our minds with technology has begun. Already, …

The Brain

Your Mind Is Not In Your Brain (It's the Other Way Around)

1. It may surprise many, but all “individual knowledge is remarkably shallow.” So says a view-of-mind-altering book <i>The Knowledge Illusion: Why We</i> …

The Brain

There Will Always Be Limits to How Creative a Computer Can Be

Artificial intelligence is disturbing the workforce, and will continue to do so as its capabilities increase. Inevitably, “artificial intelligence will soon be able to do the administrative tasks that consume much of managers’ time faster, better, and at a lower cost.” But, when it comes to more …