When smartphones are smarter than us: deep learning and neuroscience

Will you let a computer drive your car? Are self-driving cars, or autonomous cars safe enough to be on the road? Set aside the question of whether cars can deal with ethical problems, driving itself is a highly complex task that requires constant sampling and processing of information from the environment. To teach machines to … Continue reading When smartphones are smarter than us: deep learning and neuroscience

Synesthesia and the brain: yup, that tasted purple!

   “The Colour Out of Space”, a short story written by H. P. Lovecraft, depicts the impact of a meteorite crash in a fictional town, leaving behind globules of color that fall outside the range of the known visible spectrum. To quote a sentence, “the colour, which resembled some of the bands in the meteor’s … Continue reading Synesthesia and the brain: yup, that tasted purple!