Consciousness

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Mental Health

What Is The Singularity And Will You Live To See It?

Ever since scientists first discovered the existence of black holes in our universe, we have all wondered: what could possibly exist beyond the veil …

Space Science

Mushrooming of "consciousness" - Ubuntu goes global

I spent the last few days in Bonn experiencing first hand why “consciousness” has become such a growth industry. It was my third time at a workshop …

Ubuntu

Three Ways People Try to Manipulate You

Source: By Yinan Chen (gallery, image) [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons<p>In sales and marketing, politics, and our personal lives, people use …

Cognition

When The Bully Lives Inside Your Child’s Brain

Someone is tormenting my child.<p>This bully won’t leave my daughter alone. They won’t let her be, filling her with dread each day. No matter what she …

Cognition

Definition of Time

Time is something we deal with every day, and something that everyone thinks they understand. However, a <b>compact and robust definition</b> of time has …

Language

Rats Know When They’ve Forgotten Something, Says New Research

Aside from humans, few living species have exemplified metacognition — “awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes”— in a research …

Cognition

The dangers of artificial intelligence

Elon Musk, undoubtedly one of the most influential and followed persons on the planet, has called for the proactive regulation of artificial …

Singularity

Rap Guide to Consciousness

<i>Rap Guide to Consciousness</i> is exactly what it’s name suggests — a 60-minute instructive on the basic principals of consciousness at times explained …

The 13-Minute Definitive Guide to Living Your Dreams

Last week, I visualized my new workout partner.<p>Last week, I visualized my new workout partner. Today, I'm benching 20 lbs more than I ever have before.<p>A few months ago, I noticed a 50-year-old man at the gym lifting twice what I lift in every exercise. His energy and overall vibes inspired me. …

Motivation

Is anyone home? A way to find out if AI has become self-aware

(credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay)<p><i>By Susan Schneider, PhD, and Edwin Turner, PhD</i><p>Every moment of your waking life and whenever you dream, you have the …

Artificial Intelligence

Could we one day heal the mind by taking control of our dreams?

About 50 per cent of us will at some point in our lives experience “waking up” and being conscious while still in a dream – possibly, we may even be …

Psychology

"World's Most Useless Cyborg" Doesn't Regret Her Faded Finger Magnet

Five years ago, Verge reporter Adi Robertson implanted a magnet in her finger. Now the magnet has faded, and so has the fervor around this kind of …

Singularity

Where Does Reality End and Imagination Begin? In the Future, We Might Not Know

"The line between what it means to be dreaming and what it means to be awake is going to become very interesting," says Jordan Greenhall, CEO of …

Virtual Reality

Bizarre predictions about life in the 21st century that probably won’t happen any time soon

Futurists dare to dream, and accept fully that predictions can be hit or miss as technology, time and circumstance open up and close off different …

Singularity

I hacked my body for a future that never came

I realized that my sixth sense was failing when I stopped noticing the magnetic fields of my laptop.<p>In fall 2012, I implanted a rare earth magnet in my right ring finger. Magnets were one of the most accessible forms of DIY biohacking, a niche subculture riding the start of a massive mainstream …

Singularity

'Clean eating is ugly, malevolent and damaging', says top eating disorder expert

Dr Max Pemberton says following ultra-health diets has a 'toxic' impact on people at risk of eating disorders

Cognition

How do we invest in the future of humanity? Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom explains

Economics correspondent Paul Solman and Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom discuss existential threats such as nuclear winter and how the biggest …

Singularity

The Most Dynamic Networking Events of Late 2017

We may be in July already, but there's no shortage of exciting networking events left to attend in 2017.<p>Perhaps you're taking stock of your accomplishments from the first six months of the year, or looking for inspiration to take with you into 2018. But combing through the list of worldwide …

Ray Kurzweil

A Thermostat, a Meditation On Humanity

Exactly 134 years ago this summer, a Wisconsinite named Warren Johnson patented the first thermostat (or "electric tele-thermoscope," as he called it then)—giving humanity mastery over temperature in enclosed spaces.<p>Today, the HVAC company that still bears his name, Johnson Controls, wants to …

Singularity

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0:11<p>Just over a year ago, for the third time in my life, I ceased to exist. I was having a small operation, and my brain was filling with anesthetic. …

Why are dogs so friendly? It's in their genes

Dogs evolved from wolves, but along the way, a genetic change affected their congeniality.<p>One of the main reasons we like dogs so much is that they …

Cognition

Smart Walk Assist Improves Rehabilitation

<i>Summary: Researchers have developed a new algorithm for a walking system that allows those with spinal cord injury to regain mobility. Researchers</i> …

Singularity

Should we be worrying about artificial intelligence?

Elon Musk is warning artificial intelligence (A.I.) will end humanity. He says the government needs to regulate A.I. and implement preventative …

Singularity

A Quantum Theory of Consciousness

Some of you may have already heard of the so-called “quantum theory of consciousness.” I’ve encountered different versions of it over the years. It presents a method of integrating traditional religious views of the “soul,” the “afterlife,” and the possibility of “other realms of existence” with …

Singularity

Neuroscientist explains how your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

In this recently released TED Talk, neuroscientist Anil Seth explains the intricacies of human consciousness and how we all are constantly …

The Brain

A Test for Consciousness?

Will we ever really know what, or even where, consciousness is? Is there any way to get at it scientifically, conclusively? Week by week we hear …

The Brain

Out-of-body experiences: Neuroscience or the paranormal?

<i>What can out-of-body experiences teach us about ourselves?</i><p>As you lie in slumber, your spirit body snaps free and drifts upward while your physical …

The Brain

Artificial Intelligence And The Overwhelming Question Of Human Rights

The perceived sanctity of human life and the hierarchical superiority of the human race are the two anchors that hold together the civilized world. Human beings have historically been assumed to be at the top of the evolutionary chain, and although there may be creatures that are faster and …

Singularity

U.S. researchers are trying a series of life hacks to try to ward off dementia

Facing a predicted tidal wave of dementia sufferers, researchers across the United States are launching an ambitious clinical trial to test whether a package of low-tech life hacks can do something no pill or therapy currently can: prevent or delay cognitive impairment in Americans.<p>The planned …

Cognitive Impairment