Consciousness

4 Science Books That Explore the Future of Human Evolution

Not too long ago, designer babies, artificial intelligence, and immortality were the exclusive province of science-fiction. Not anymore. According to …

Culture

What a New Theory on Memory Formation Means for Machine Learning

<i>A recent study challenges an accepted concept of how the brain forms and stores memories. The new learning mechanism could inform future AI</i> …

Machine Learning

I, Robot....

<i>Note: No artificial intelligence was involved in the creation of this column.</i><p>In the year 1942, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov introduced the …

Advertising Industry

Children who take up American football early 'at greater risk of brain impairment'

Boston University researchers find those who start playing before 12 twice as likely to develop emotional and cognitive difficulties as those who start later<p>Children who start playing American football before the age of 12 are twice as likely to develop emotional and cognitive difficulties compared …

News (U.S.)

Technology Can Reduce the Cognitive Overload in the C-Suite

As analytics-based technologies mature they promise to better guide executive decisions by delivering only the most relevant information.<p>We stand at …

Business Intelligence

Have ADHD? Play This Video Game and Call Me in the Morning

A video game is helping improve focus and decrease hyperactivity in children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), …

ADHD

The Unexamined Mind Doesn't Think Well: Why Self-Awareness Is A Fundamental Leadership Capacity

I’ve been interested in identifying the fundamental capacities of character, habit and cognition that every leader must have. My search led me to a remarkable document, the Army Field Manual on Leader Development. It was striking to me that the Army places great emphasis on self-awareness as a core …

Entrepreneurship

White supremacist statues must fall. Even when they are of famous scientists

There is no such thing as apolitical science, as a row over the ‘father of gynaecology’, who experimented on slaves, reminds us<p>Science’s most elite magazine, Nature, published an editorial recently arguing that calling for monuments to figures such as J Marion Sims – often called the “father of …

Opinion

Alzheimer's news: Degenerative disease can be prevented simply by doing THIS

GETTY STOCK IMAGEAlzheimer's can be prevented by doing one simple thing, according to a new research<p>A study of more than 1,700 people who lived into …

Neuroscience

The 10 Best Books to Understand Modern War and Technology - Signature

A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War<p>War takes an emotional toll on those who fight it, and soldiers suffer injuries that go well beyond physical afflictions. This joint memoir, written by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer, demonstrates that psychological …

Singularity

What high-functioning depression looks like when you're a mom of two

<i>September is National Suicide Prevention Month. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention</i> …

Mental Health

A brain implant for restoring sight will enter clinical trials

Second Sight, the company that created the first artificial retina for people with a certain form of blindness, is now testing a brain implant called …

Business

Elon Musk And Michio Kaku: Killer AI, Weaponized Viruses, Human Infertility Planet X? 6 Grim Threats [Opinion]

Elon Musk and Michio Kaku are both generally excited about the future, but what happens when someone asks two of the smartest men in the world what …

Singularity

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

Why CBT Is Usually Suggested as Part of Treatment<p>Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach that involves a variety of …

Mental Health

How Financial Institutions Are Turning AI Into ROI

Financial institutions are beginning to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) decrease costs, enhance revenue, reduce fraud and improve the …

Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: The Good, The Bad, and The Unfathomable

If the future is no longer predictable, is it still imaginable?<p>No stranger to controversy, a Tony Stark reincarnate — Elon Musk — came out with an …

Intelligence

These Robots Can Merge and Split Their Brains to Form New Modular Bots

We cover all kinds of modular robotics around here, and when we do, we’re almost always talking about one overall robotic system made up of many …

Robotics

Tackle football before age 12 may boost risks of cognitive, mood disorders | Ars Technica

Study of 214 former amateur and professional players suggests risks start young.<p>Taking hard knocks early in life could shove football players toward …

Research

How Israel Should Battle Hezbollah’s Campaign of Perception

The mind has become the battlefield of the 21st century.

Middle East

The End of Moore's Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challeneges<p>In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper which predicted that computing power would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent …

Innovation

How The Shocking Story Of Sarah Lockner Reveals Our Cognitive Dissonance On Abortion

The story of Sarah Lockner, the McDonald’s employee who tried to flush her newborn baby down the toilet, simultaneously fascinates, disgusts, and …

Conservative View

These body hackers have stepped straight out of sci-fi

From eyeborgs to magnetic implants, transhumans are already walking amongst us<p>Every transhuman has an origin story. For Rob Spence, 45, a shotgun …

Singularity

Why trained musicians are better at making decisions

Parents aware of how music training can boost their children's cognitive development may be eager to get them into a practice room as early as …

The Brain

Unburying some Secrets: Peter Godfrey-Smith’s evolution of consciousness

This is a guest post by <b>Joshua Stein</b>, a doctoral student at the University of Calgary and @thephilosotroll on Twitter.<p>Peter Godfrey-Smith’s <i>Other</i> …

Why Superintelligent AI Could Be the Last Human Invention

Max Tegmark has a bone to pick with Hollywood. We shouldn't be afraid of AI or, for that matter, a robot uprising. We should be more afraid of the …

Singularity

20 Minute Test Determines Attention and Memory Capacity in Schizophrenia Patients

<i>Summary: Researchers at UAB have developed an assessment test, that can be completed within 20 minutes, to assess the cognitive capabilities of those</i> …

Neuroscience

ADHD kids can be still -- If they're not straining their brains

ADHD symptoms manifest watching videos requiring executive brain function<p>How's this for exasperating: Your ADHD child fidgets and squirms his way …

ADHD

Juneau takes a novel approach to dealing with chronic shoplifters

Weary of a burgeoning shoplifting problem, Juneau is embarking on an experimental approach to reducing petty theft without putting people in …

Justice

Max Tegmark: ‘Machines taking control doesn’t have to be a bad thing’

The artificial intelligence expert’s new book, Life 3.0, urges us to act now to decide our future, rather than risk it being decided for us<p>Afew years ago the cosmologist Max Tegmark found himself weeping outside the Science Museum in South Kensington. He’d just visited an exhibition that …

Singularity

Life-Saving Ways to Prevent Suicide Prove Less Costly, More Effective Than Standard Care

Three life-saving suicide prevention strategies have proven to be more effective and less expensive than usual care given to at-risk patients in …

Health Care