My Conscious Brain
 
 
 
acupuncture
 
"Treating Science Phobia"
"Treating Science Phobia"
"Treating Science Phobia"

Treating Sciencephobia – Or, how to read real science without getting a nervous breakdown.

For reasons that drive scientists close to despair, many media writers get science stories wrong. They make small advances look like Great Leaps Forward, and when really big steps take place they usually miss the real story. ...
 
 
artificial intelligence
 
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Has the Turing test really been cracked?

It’s every headline writer’s dream: A scientific breakthrough! Named after the great mathematician Alan Turing, so it has to be important! It was a dream nobody could resist. When the The University of Reading (UK)  announ...
 
 
My Conscious Brain
 
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Where does visual input become conscious? (Baars, hat tip to Prof. Alumit Ishai)

There are at least forty visual “maps” in the visual cortex — each sensitive to a different aspect of vision. The first map in visual cortex, conveniently dubbed V1, responds to a visual scene pixel-by-pixel. At higher le...