All languages are not as different as we think! Continue reading Symbolism of Sounds
This idea – debunked in its early form decades ago – has recently been brought back again with some interesting new approaches. Continue reading Can you learn in your sleep?
Thinking in another language may change your perception of the world Continue reading Language as a Thinking Tool
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
It works both ways! What financial strain does to how we think and choose. Continue reading Does poverty make people stupid?
Some units in the brain are highly specialized. Communication between them is the key for integrating information into our conscious perception. But what happens if such integration fails, and how can the consequences be misinterpreted. Continue reading Two Ghosts in the Machine
In December, researchers were able to reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in mice using a flashing light. What’s more, this might tell us something about what consciousness entails in the human brain, and what gamma waves may have to do with it. Continue reading I See the Light! Waving Hello to Consciousness
Think about the wondrous fact that by reading this, these arbitrary symbols create words, then images and knowledge in your head. Impressive, isn’t it?
Have you ever wondered whether people also think in words or how meaning is stored in the brain? And if these “words” can be read? Continue reading Meaningful connections – On how the brain makes sense
Memory is often represented as something fixed, like an episode shot on a videotape, but it is seldom like that. In particular, social context can change our memories, highlighting the influence of social pressure in creating false beliefs. Continue reading How can other people influence our memories?