Meaningful connections – On how the brain makes sense

What comes to your mind when you think of language? It might be grammar or maybe literature. Or that one language you always wanted to learn but never found the time for (yet!). But lay back for a moment. Think about the wondrous fact that by reading these lines, the arbitrary symbols called letters create … Continue reading Meaningful connections – On how the brain makes sense

Who’s afraid of the Humanoid Robot? – Let Neuroscience guide you through the Uncanny Valley

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