Consciousness

Science Asks: Is Your Dog Just Playing You?

Dogs have a reputation for unconditional loyalty and obedience, no doubt well-deserved. But a recent study shows that our lovable, loyal pooches are also shrewd manipulators when it comes to getting premium treats.<p>You can see a little of this cunning at work when observing dogs interact with each …

Cognition

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known For Ages

A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity.<p>The theory, called Integrated …

Happiness

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a …

Self-awareness

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity And Creativity

<i>“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep.”</i> — Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on …

Creativity

How Philosophers Use Zombies to Understand Consciousness

Zombies are a big part of our pop culture. They are both a cathartic exploration of what it means to be human and a vehicle for social commentary. …

Neurophilosophy

Woman arrested for inhaling laughing gas in front of police

A California woman has been arrested for inhaling shots of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, while speaking with police.<p>The San Francisco …

Cognitive Science

Human Cognition and its effect on design – Muzli -Design Inspiration

How can i do it? What am i supposed to do? Should i use this?<p>Almost done, wait a second. What if i do it this way?<p>What if this action causes a drop …

Cognition

Amber Heard & Elon Musk Go Ziplining Down Under WITH His Kids (PHOTO GALLERY)

<b>Elon Musk</b> and <b>Amber Heard</b> strapped up and held on tight ... for a little semi-extreme fun in Australia.<p>The couple went ziplining in the Currumbin …

Singularity

Elon Musk says plan to merge humans with machines is aimed at stopping a ‘Terminator’-style scenario

Billionaire Elon Musk said on Sunday his motive for Neuralink – the company he founded to link the human brain with a machine interface – is to avoid …

Singularity

It’s time to see things differently… to improve your life

Our brains evolved to make sense of uncertainties, so there’s no need to fear doubt<p>When you open your eyes, do you see the world as it really is? Humans have been asking themselves this for thousands of years. From the shadows on the wall of Plato’s cave in <i>The Republic</i> to Morpheus offering Neo the …

We Are Entering the Era of the Brain Machine Interface

“Sharing your thoughts” takes on new meaning as Facebook and Elon Musk dive into your neurons.<p><b>Hello Backchannel folk,</b> Steven here.<p>In a 2004 …

Singularity

Can someone explain mirror scene with Ariadne in Inception?

The scene where Ariadne closes two mirror planes opposite each other and breaks one.<p>Can someone explain what that meant?<p>Ariadne is in the process of …

Robots are like babies – as they learn from us they start teaching themselves

Predictive intelligence is learning from our every move - and figuring out how to enhance them<p><i>Waze</i>, the traffic and navigation app owned by Google, …

Machine Learning

Is There a Link Between Our Minds and the Quantum World?

Consciousness is something that we know very little about but is often defined as being a person’s awareness of something. But, some scientists even …

Quantum Mechanics

How Can We Know Other People's "True Selves"?

<i>Summary: Researchers find evidence of a strong link between morality and identity.</i><p>Source: Texas A&M.<p><b>How can you ever really know someone? Researchers</b> …

Neurophilosophy

What if we’re living in a computer simulation?

Virtual reality technology is making great advances, but it has also helped popularise a theory long debated by philosophers and now gaining supporters in Silicon Valley – that the outside world is itself a simulation<p>Have you ever wondered if life is not exactly what it’s cracked up to be? OK, …

Singularity

Cormac McCarthy Explains the Unconscious

This past week, the novelist Cormac McCarthy published the first nonfiction piece of his career, a three-thousand-word essay titled “The Kekulé Problem,” in the popular science magazine <i>Nautilus</i>. It is studded with suggestive details about the anatomy of the human larynx, what happens to dolphins …

Literature

Michio Kaku Predicts Humans Will Live on Mars by 2100

No one can accurately predict what Mars is going to look like as the rest of the century unfolds. We just know humans are going to make it to the red …

Singularity

Scientists Are Discovering How the Power of Suggestion Works on the Brain

Scientists studying hypnosis have found the brain acts differently when people respond to hypnotic suggestions than when they just imagine things.

Psychology

With Neuralink, Elon Musk Promises Human-to-Human Telepathy. Don’t Believe It.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, by way of blogger and cartoonist Tim Urban, has revealed in a 36,400-word illustrated explainer the thinking …

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's brain-computer is 'what we all wanted,' said Qualtrics CEO

Elon Musk's newest venture Neuralink, a start-up on a mission to link human brains with computers, may sound like science fiction, for Qualtrics CEO …

Singularity

Scientists ponder the possibility of quantum consciousness

As AI improves, the mystery of consciousness interests more programmers and physicists.<p>Karla Lant explains:<p>This is probably in part because of the …

Singularity

Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the extreme advancements being made in artificial intelligence …

Singularity

Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future

Last month, I got a phone call.<p>Okay maybe that’s not exactly how it happened, and maybe those weren’t his exact words. But after learning about the …

Neurophilosophy

Elon Musk's masterplan for humanity's future is beyond your wildest sci-fi dreams

Elon Musk is about to become a CEO of another company. Yes, the guy who's already the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX will take on lead duty at a new company called Neuralink, which (ultimately) aims to merge the human brain with a computer.<p>We knew a tiny little bit about Musk's new venture thanks to last …

Singularity

Elon Musk's new plan to save humanity from AI

Elon Musk has a new plan to protect humanity from artificial intelligence -- if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>In October 2014, Musk ignited a global discussion on the perils of artificial intelligence. Humans might be doomed if we make machines that are smarter than us, Musk warned. He called …

Singularity

Elon Musk's latest company aims to make us cyborgs within the next four years

Elon Musk must not be busy enough with his Boring company, Space X and Tesla, because he just became CEO of another company, and this one has a goal …

Singularity

Elon Musk's dreams of merging AI and brains are likely to remain just that — for at least a decade

It will probably work in the end, just not that soon<p>Elon Musk wants to fix disability, replace language as we know it, and use brain implants to usher us into a telepathic world. And he wants the first part of this to be done in the next four years. All of this could theoretically work, experts …

Neurophilosophy

8 Reasons Why I'm Still Convinced Talking Heads Will Reunite At Riot Fest 2017

I dove deep into Riot Fest's 80's inspired lineup teaser on YouTube. Their now announced lineup--though awesome--lacks a Talking Heads reunion. With an Alex Jones-like gusto, I'm still convinced a reunion is happening.<p>Posted on April 21, 2017, 01:58 GMT<p>1. The lines drawn by Albert in the Riot Fest …

Cognitive Science

Pioneering computer scientist Harry Huskey dies at 101

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — One of the last surviving members of the team that created the pioneering ENIAC computer in the 1940s has died. Harry Huskey was 101.<p>The University of California-Santa Cruz says Huskey died April 9 at his home in the city. Huskey was a professor emeritus at the …

Singularity