We all have brains. Forgive the mundane. However, let’s re-familiarize with ala Brain Extraordinaire. There is no instance in our annual innovation reviews or daily social media existence, we miss highlighting the extraordinary prowess of the brain as an information processing system. Our logical mind. We exalt it. “I think, therefore I am”. And things that our rational mind finds fiddly, we ask Siri for … Continue reading Whose Insight is it Anyway.
The growing popularity of conspiracy theories raises questions about the psychological and physiological causes that lead to our tendency to believe in them. Why are some people more susceptible to conspiracy theories than the other? Let’s try to figure it out from a neuroscientific point of view! Continue reading Can I Trust My Brain?
Do you believe in free will? – striking experiment results in real life underlying a sensational Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Netflix show Continue reading Ready-made Free Will: Decoding Voluntary Choices
The magic drug, meditation, has drawn significant attention of western scientists, who are considering the huge impact on the wellbeing observed in its practitioners. However, without the wholistic understanding of eastern philosophy, can reductionistic western science really understand meditation? Continue reading The Magic Drug: Meditation
“Flatliners” is a recent movie about medical students experimenting with near-death experiences and the consequences of “playing god”. But what does science tell us about what goes on in our brains after we die? Continue reading Flatliners: What is going on in your brain after you die?
Is our autonomy becoming blurred by automation? Continue reading A New Wave of Capitalism
What is morality? Really, what is morality? Is there any inherently good or bad out there? Is it innate or learned? These questions have been keeping the philosophy of morality busy for a very long time. However, the relevance of the topic is not limited to the field of philosophy. We perceive, we feel, we think, and we act with our brain. Hence, we make … Continue reading Is morality coded in our brains?
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 wondered what’s going on in the brain of [insert here your favorite artist/idol] while creating a masterpiece? How is it different from us, the envious commoners? When Neuroscience takes a glance at creative flow. Continue reading Go with the flow: Creativity and Improvisation