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
How do we see humanness in others, and why do we dehumanise? Continue reading Notpeople, blobfish and emotional desk lamps
Even though we are shunned from all external inputs during sleep, we are able to experience complex and sometimes even bizarre dream worlds. How does the brain accomplish this extraordinary feat? Continue reading How Our Brains Dream
Are hallucination an infallible sign of psychosis? Not quite. Let’s have a look at this fascinating phenomenon which is more common than thought. Continue reading The Hallucinating Brain