New brain-imaging research investigates the optical illusion.
Big Data, digitization, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and cybernetic technologies overshadow these business terms and activities and remains the big elephant in the room. In fact, technology is moving at such a pace that Moshe Vardi, a Rice computer scientist, argues that all human jobs will be obsolete by 2045.
Humans are storytellers by nature and by necessity. As soon as we're born we are told stories and as soon as we can speak we tell stories to anyone who will listen. In those early years, just about every story is a fiction. When we tell stories, we place ourselves in the world.
Scientists are finding that there may be a deeper connection between programming languages and other languages then previously thought. Brain-imaging techniques, such as fMRI allow scientists to compare and contrast different cognitive tasks by analyzing differences in brain locations that are activated by the tasks.
Watching TV doesn't necessarily equal zoning out -- kids' brains may actually be picking up cues for maturation from naturalistic educational programming. How's that for an argument for keeping PBS funded?
ScienceNOW, the daily online news service of the journal Science While the electrodes were in place, Parvizi got Blackwell's
In Pride and Prejudice, the reward for meticulous critical scrutiny is self-consciousness, intellectual expansion and moral growth. Long before the invention of fMRIs, Jane Austen knew that close reading was good for the brain... and for the soul.