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
Although presence is an everyday phenomenon of being in the here and now, alive in a real world, the same concept is applied to the feeling of being inside VR. Here we will concentrate only on the experience of presence inside VR. Continue reading Presence in Virtual Reality: Why does it feel so real?
Neuroscience might have the answer: GABA, a neurotransmitter that plays a major role in suppressing unwanted thoughts and memories. And there’s good news: You can actually help your brain to improve this process! Continue reading How does your brain stop unwanted thoughts?
Find out why you should care about the struggle against the privatization of knowledge. Continue reading The enemy of your enemy
Why does our tendency to take risks peak in adolescence? When taking a closer look, recklessness in adolescence may be critical for the development of our identity. Continue reading Taking the leap – new perspectives on risk-taking in adolescence
Do you think animal research can be justified? Have you ever argued with someone who didn’t share your opinion and discovered that it was hard to convince that person? It seems there simply is no common ground in this discussion. But why? This article tackles this question from a moral decision-making perspective. Continue reading Discounting our knowledge: Thinking of animal research as moral decision making
Following the civil war in Syria, Europe has granted asylum to thousands of refugees in 2015 and 2016. Teaching the local language to the newly arrived is an important key element to achieve a successful integration. Let’s examine science behind it! Continue reading How to Learn “Alienese”?
How do we see humanness in others, and why do we dehumanise? Continue reading Notpeople, blobfish and emotional desk lamps