Category Brain

Problems of Consciousness

Current models of conciseness are incorrectly top-down treating a human as a monolithic unit with clearly defined subsystems and putting brain as the source of consciousness. Most theories of consciousness are based on philosophy and place consciousness outside of the structure of the universe as if mind is made of something else, call it ‘dark […]

What Makes Us Human?

This entire post is dedicated to consciousness and secrets of the brain and mind. The most interesting talk here is by Stuart Hameroff. What Makes Us Human? Faith, Fantasy, and the Big Questions in Modern Physics Is Quantum Physics Necessary for the Account of Consciousness? Cartographers of the Brain: Mapping the Connectome Wiring up the […]

We all are astronauts of spaceship earth

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. How the brain recognizes what the eye sees Can the brain do back-propagation? Color & Pattern Apollo 11 Sustainability We all are astronauts of spaceship earth ‒ Wubbo Ockels How the brain recognizes what the eye sees Salk Institute New Salk Institute work outlining […]

My picks, 2016-11

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Pomegranates reveal its powerful anti-aging secret DARPA’s Space Surveillance Telescope: How It Works Fossilised dinosaur brains What are harmonics? Ultrasound Treatment Stops Parkinson’s Tremor Pomegranates reveal its powerful anti-aging secret École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Scientists have managed to prove pomegranates anti-aging potential: […]

My picks, 2015-18

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Drones Sacrificed for Spectacular Volcano Video When Did Our Backbones First Appear? This Crawling Prehistoric Fish Had Some of the First Limbs Visualizing the Earth and Beyond with Computer Graphics Jason Silva on Memory How Do Bacteria Become Resistant? The Neurochemistry of Flow States, […]

New ‘MIND’ diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Reprinted from Kurzweil – Accelerating Intelligence Even moderate adherence shows reduction in incidence Martha Clare Morris, PhD, with brain-healthy fruits (credit: Rush photo group) A new diet known by the acronym MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) — even if the diet is not […]

My picks, 37

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. The Future of the User Interface Misunderstood Geniuses: William Harvey Flying over Becquerel crater Prairie Dogs Nightmare! Powerful Pack Hunters How An Airplane Is Made Political Theory – Marx Depression and its treatment Extract from A Little Light Relief – 1997 The Future of […]

My picks, 33

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming Why Am I Tired? CERN LHC Particle Accelerator Network HD Animation What the brain can tell us about the future of computing Colorful Time-Lapse of Hot Air Balloons in New Mexico Lynx Kitten Round-Up Solar […]

My picks, 24

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Who Decided to Put 60 Seconds in a Minute? Which State Looks the Most Like Mars? Drone Footage of Iceland Volcano Eruption Supermassive Black Holes: 10 Astounding Facts Face-Off With a Deadly Predator PlanetQuest Timeline Handpose: Fully Articulated Hand Tracking Nancy […]

Interesting Fact about Brain Scanning

Modern brain scanning techniques like functional MRI generate voxels, or 3-dimensional cubes, sized approximately 1 cubic millimeter per voxel. To describe human brain requires over 1 million voxels. To see all synapses in a single voxel it is necessary to generate 2,000 terabytes of data, or 2 petabytes per cubic millimeter. That equates to 2 […]