The athletic brain – how neuronal signals influence sports performance

In Rio 2016, Michael Phelps won his 23rd Olympic gold medal. It was his 5th gold medal during the Rio games, a storybook comeback of the world’s most successful Olympic champion of all time. I had to imagine where he keeps all these medals and how incredibly huge his trophy case has to be. But then I looked at the white wall in my small flat… no trophy case, no medals. Man, what am I doing wrong? Continue reading The athletic brain – how neuronal signals influence sports performance

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On Determining Whom to Kill: The Challenge of Moral Decision Making

As technology advances, we’re forced to ask ourselves whether we want moral decisions to be made by humans or algorithms. With the invention of autonomous cars, the “trolley dilemma” is up for discussion again. Is sacrificing one person to save five others the more moral option? Would your answer change if you were the ‘one’? Continue reading On Determining Whom to Kill: The Challenge of Moral Decision Making