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Almost every student can relate to that unpleasant feeling of having to listen to a monotonous lecture in a dreary course, which makes every fiber of your being scream in protest “I want to get out of here!! Please make it stop!” You might then let your mind wander, letting your attention slip away, and … Continue reading Turning the Spotlight on Boredom
Chances are last week’s article about Brain-to-Brain interfaces left you worried about the technology of the future. But are you afraid of a robot apocalypse? Not yet? Still, it's likely that humanlike robots will make you feel uneasy. Probably not Pixar’s Wall-E with his kind eyes, nor Star Wars Hero C-3PO, we’re speaking of the artificial … Continue reading Who’s afraid of the Humanoid Robot? – Let Neuroscience guide you through the Uncanny Valley
Estimated Reading Time: 10 minutes In last week's blog post, we had a look at the question whether it is actually possible to alter one’s memory or even implant new recollections. This week, we continue to ask the exciting questions: Is it actually possible to directly transfer one's experiences into another person's brain? “Case sat in the loft with the dermatrodes … Continue reading Brain to Brain Interfaces
A police spinner from the Blade Runner movie | CC BY-SA 3.0 Many science fiction books and films discuss the possibility of memory alteration or implantation. For example, in the cult movie Blade Runner, the human replicant Rachael was implanted with memories from a real person and believed that she was human. Is it … Continue reading How can other people influence our memories?