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The Turing brain

Researchers from Columbia University recently discovered that the brains of rhesus monkeys make decisions using the same algorithms as Alan Turing’s decoding machine utilized during…






Dream weaver

Dreams are a peculiar aspect of the human mind, and the scientific study of dreaming — oneirology — seeks to illuminate this phenomena. Reported in…


It’s not a tumour

Could your cellphone be giving you brain cancer? It’s hard to say, but the latest research is reassuring. A study recently published in the British…


Computers designed like brains

Nature often supplies us with great ideas for engineering. Leonardo da Vinci drew concepts of flying machines based on observing birds in motion, centuries before…


Memory improves if you take a rest

Memory (among other things) is impaired when you are sleep-deprived, and having a full night of sleep (around eight hours, depending on the person) maximizes…


Visions of neuroscience

“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?” Leonardo da Vinci once asked. While this is an…