Thinking in another language may change your perception of the world Continue reading Language as a Thinking Tool
Most people have mixed feelings when it comes to teamwork. But how does your brain deal with it? Continue reading Brains in synchrony – the magic of being on the same wavelength
The silent production of words inside our brain (also referred in the literature as inner-voice or inner-speech), bridges language and thoughts. It’s estimated that we hear it for at least one-quarter of our conscious life! You are probably hearing it right now… Continue reading That little voice inside our heads
Is our autonomy becoming blurred by automation? Continue reading A New Wave of Capitalism
A BRIEF GAZE AT THE NEUROSCIENCE OF EYE GAZE The eyes are the window to your soul. ―William Shakespeare The eye has been frequently referred to as an opening, a portal into our souls. Making eye contact is a fundamental tool in establishing rapport between humans and some other animal species. It’s needed for all types of connections – social, romantic and professional. Surely there … Continue reading A BRIEF GAZE AT THE NEUROSCIENCE OF EYE GAZE
Have you ever experienced something out of the ordinary? A whispering voice or a face in the shadows? These experiences may be frightening, but in reality, are natural and pretty cool! Continue reading PAREIDOLIA AND THE PARANORMAL: Is Your Mind Playing Tricks on You?
Do you have a default state? That is, in your mind (or is it your brain?)? How network dynamics help to answer the question of the many defaults. Continue reading A tale of the default state of the brain
Why this question is essentially equivalent to the mind-body problem and what we can learn about it from philosophy, machine learning and even mathematics. Continue reading Can we ever understand the brain?
Whether it’s the presence of an all-knowing being, a comforting origin story, or fables that tell us something about ourselves, humans seem to love religion! Can we figure out why? Continue reading Hard-Wired for Religion
Ever stood in awe of North Korea’s cheerleaders, or chuckled at old pictures of mom’s perm and dad’s extravagant mustache, wondering how much of your behavior is a product of your immediate social environment? Continue reading Same same but different: Social norms and the brain