We consider wisdom to be the pinnacle of human cognition. So why does cognitive neuroscience have such a difficult time characterising what makes us wise? Continue reading No Neuroscience of Wisdom: Time to wise up?
The diminished ability to experience pleasure is called anhedonia, and it is a core symptom of depression. For a very long time, we thought that people with anhedonia have reduced capacity to like, i.e. feel less when they are doing something enjoyable, but recent research has shown that it might not be as simple as that. Continue reading Anhedonia: In search of pleasure
From self driving cars to beating Grandmasters in Chess and Go. The next generation of Artificial Intelligence will be defined by it’s ability to learn rather than its brute force computing power. Continue reading When smartphones are smarter than us: deep learning and neuroscience
Have you been feeling anxious or depressed lately? It’s okay, 2016 has been tough on all of us. Despite the discomfort that comes with negative emotions, they are a crucial part of our lives. However, when emotions get out of balance, they can lead to some pretty poor decision making. Continue reading When Emotions are misleading: Effects of Anxiety and Depression on Decision Making