Jeff Berryman

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Can Integrated Information Theory Explain Consciousness?

Understanding the biology behind consciousness (or self-awareness) is considered by some to be the final frontier of science. And over the last …

Consciousness

Murder in virtual reality should be illegal

In an immersive virtual environment, what will it be like to kill?<br>Read More

Virtual Reality

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about your mind

We can imagine that we must have the ultimate ‘inside knowledge’ of our minds. How wrong we are.<p>The progress of science has been a succession of …

Consciousness

Do These Things After 6 P.M. And Your Life Will Never Be The Same

The time before you go to bed is golden, as it exists every single day, and it’s usually completely yours to schedule.<p>What do you want to do with …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen: ‘We are each our own worst critic’

The clinical psychologist’s new book studies the negative effects and benefits of social anxiety in the age of social media<p><b>Ellen Hendriksen</b> <b>is a clinical psychologist, regular contributor to Scientific American and host of the award-winning podcast</b> <b>The Savvy Psychologist</b><b>. Her new book about social</b> …

Psychology

How your personality is shaped by your brain's outlook

We are discovering that the subtleties of our psychological lives are being managed by specific modules in our brains.<br>Read More

Consciousness

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

The 'World's smallest computer' could be manufactured for under 10 cents

Need a computer that’s smaller than a single grain of salt? IBM has got you covered. The company a rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” …

How to Instantly Become More Confident, According to Tony Robbins

It's a simple tweak.<p>For Tony Robbins, confidence and success isn’t a mentality—it’s a physical state of being.<p>Fixing your posture and taking care of …

You Really Shouldn't Ignore Your Gut Reaction, Science Finds

A 'gut feeling' can be more than a feeling.<p>When it comes to understanding our moods and emotional responses, our brain is usually the first place we …

Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded

<i>Welcome to a new season of</i> Invisibilia<i>! The NPR program and</i> podcast <i>explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior. Episode 3 involves two brothers who are happy about the polite, helpful tenant who moves into their mother's house, until they start to suspect he has sinister motives. Here</i> …

Psychology

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think

A philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure.<p>The American opioid epidemic claimed 42,300 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. The data shows that we could save many lives by expanding …

China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour.<p>A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have tested a hypersonic plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of Mach 7, or 5,600 miles per hour, according a paper published (PDF) in the Chinese journal</i> …

Aviation

The Argumentative Theory

"Reasoning was not designed to pursue the truth. Reasoning was designed by evolution to help us win arguments. That's why they call it The …

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Graphics

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Artificial Intelligence

The Self-Taught Sculptor Who Dreams Of Being The Modern Day Michelangelo

It's not hard to chisel away at a block of stone and make something that resembles a human form, but it takes a true master to create photorealistic …

Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

Philosophically, though, our definition of death hinges on something else: the point past which we’re no longer able to return. Those two were more …

Watch Pigcasso, the Famous Painting Pig, at Work

Published February 3, 2018<p>The South African swine is not the only animal with a flair for the artistic.<p>When Joanne Lefson of Cape Town, South Africa, rescued a little piglet from an industrial hog farm, she didn't expect swine with a flair for the artistic.<p>At her new home at Farm Sanctuary SA, the …

You thought quantum mechanics was weird: check out entangled time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

Lefties, you should feel very special

Only 1 in 10 humans are left handed. So why does it happen at all?<p>In graduate school, I earned beer money by modeling for life drawing classes in various art departments. (Don’t judge, grad school doesn’t pay well and beer isn’t free.) In the long hours standing around, I would survey the room and …

Biology

Experience: I write fake news

I’m furthering ignorance, certainly, but I don’t think people have died as a result of my work<p>I’ve been writing articles for far-right websites in the US for a year now. I didn’t set out to do this; it started in October 2016, when I was finishing my PhD in London. My funding ran out, and I started …

Fake News

This is the best time to do anything: 4 powerful secrets from research

We love to say “timing is everything” but often we sure as heck don’t act like it. (Bookstores have an entire “how to” section but not a “when to” …

Time Management

Ten cryptocurrency predictions for 2018 from the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute

A year ago, Alex Tapscott (my co-author of <i>Blockchain Revolution</i>) and I made some predictions for 2017. At the end of the year we compared those predictions to what had actually occurred. Overall they stood up well.<p>Notably we said: <i>“Bitcoin will hit $2,000 (that’s right: one bitcoin will be worth</i> …

Inside the depraved world of Silicon Valley tech bros

Clusters of naked bodies writhed in every room of the sumptuous mansion.<p>Some had brought their wives and husbands for the prospect of bedding new …

How Confirmation Bias Affects You Every Single Day

What would you think if your best friend, who texts you almost daily, hasn’t been in contact for over a week. Let’s say that you’ve texted, emailed, …