“I totally followed through with my New Year’s resolutions!” – said no one ever “This year I’m gonna do it! I will stop procrastinating and start exercising. I will eat healthier and do my paperwork on time.” We all have put demands on our future selves at one point or another in our lives, often around December 31st and many a time fallen back into … Continue reading On the Neuropsychology of the Unconscious
What is happening in the brain when we’re bored, and what are we willing to do to escape boredom? It turns out the answer to both is: Quite a lot. Continue reading Turning the Spotlight on Boredom
Chances are last week’s article left you worried about the technology of the future. But are you afraid of a robot apocalypse? It’s likely that the thought of some humanlike robots will make you feel uneasy. But why only some? Continue reading Who’s afraid of the Humanoid Robot? – Let Neuroscience guide you through the Uncanny Valley
Brain to brain interfaces could make it possible to directly transfer your experiences into another person’s brain. Continue reading Brain to Brain Interfaces
Memory is often represented as something fixed, like an episode shot on a videotape, but it is seldom like that. In particular, social context can change our memories, highlighting the influence of social pressure in creating false beliefs. Continue reading How can other people influence our memories?