At IBM’s recent Amplify conference, there was a heavy focus around cognitive technologies, an emerging area that use data mining, pattern recognition and natural language processing to mimic the way the human brain works. To better understand...Show More Summary
Adil Rashid believes he is becoming a mentally stronger bowler after a year back in the England white-ball sides and continues to pick the brains of Shane Warne over the art of legspin
Watch out for zombie digits! They’re ravenous for finger brains. These two delightful photos, entitled “Trick or treat“ and ”Om nom nom“, are from Action Fingers, an awesome series of photos by Colombian artist Alephunky. [via DezignHD]
For about a month now, something magical has happened in my life: I've started running. Lots of people pick up new healthy habits all the time, so it's not altogether shocking. But, even as I've drifted in and out of other exercise regimes...Show More Summary
Now that it's officially summer, you're probably ready to kick back and think about anything but your financial life. Before you shut down, there's a perfect antidote to summer brain freeze. Jill Schlesinger reports.
Your brain has approximately 86 billion neurons joined together through some 100 trillion connections, giving rise to a complex biological machine capable of pulling off amazing feats. Yet it's difficult to truly grasp the sophistication...Show More Summary
This week's top stories may help you brainstorm better, get a handle on your worst habits, and wind down an unwanted work friendship. This week we learned how Googlers brainstorm, why breaking bad habits is so hard for our brains, and what it takes to end a work friendship gracefully. Read Full Story
If you’re the kind of Marvel fan who loves to ponder the inner workings of the Iron Man suit, the physics of Captain America’s shield, or how Bruce Banner’s brain might change after Hulk-ing out, you’ll love the new interactive Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit. It just opened this week at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Read more...
"When you have this gigantic thing looming in front of you with the lights draping over it and it’s just exploding with activity, even a little kid can look at that and just be like, 'Holy shit! This is really complicated.'" The post A Gold-Leaf Brain Lights Up With the Awesome Complexity of Neurons appeared first on WIRED.
The elephantnose fish explores objects in its surroundings by using its eyes or its electrical sense - sometimes both together. Zoologists at the University of Bonn and a colleague from Oxford have now found out how complex the processing of these sensory impressions is. Show More Summary
The University of New Mexico is coming under fire again for its ties to a local abortion facility.
WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS IN MY LAW, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR A DECADE AGO, AND NOW IT’S REAL: Brain Scanning Just Got Very Good—and Very Unsettling. “The HCP project has also moved brain scanning into the realm of the feature film Minority Report by showing that a person’s brain activity is as unique as […]
There is no point in denying it. This morning I am feeling dispirited and disappointed. I am a clinical academic psychiatrist in a British university, which means like most of my colleagues I have three main roles: research, teaching and clinical work in our NHS. Show More Summary
Focus on the green dot and you just might learn something. Your brain is pretty remarkable when it comes to deciphering colors, but it does have the ability to play tricks on you. This video from the folks at AsapSCIENCE demonstrates...Show More Summary
Circular waves that cycle around the brain may represent individual memories of the day’s events, helping you to remember the most important
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This week on Rainmaker Rewind, Jerod Morris welcomes copywriting and content marketing expert Joanna Wiebe to The Digital Entrepreneur. Joanna is the brains behind Copy Hackers: a copywriting resource for digital entrepreneurs and online business owners. Show More Summary
Because apparently it’s necessary for someone – anyone – to write a normally-worded statement for these hooligans, one that reads like it came from the brain of a halfway decent human being, I have volunteered for the task.
When having an ultrasound, Dustin and Sierra Yoder discovered that their five-month-old unborn baby had a brain disorder called an encephalocele, according to Live Action News. This sometimes-fatal condition caused a portion of their son’s brain to grow outside his skull. The doctor’s advice to the concerned parents was to abort their baby boy. Because […]