You’re human brain is nothing short of amazing! Made up of billions of neurons that communicate in trillions of connections it’s one of the most complex and fascinating organs in your body.
In this article we look at some of the amazing and awesome aspects of the brain – effectively asking some deep questions – Who Am I, What is Reality, How do I Decide?
I remember asking a friend once about how he thought about things. I’d asked if he heard his own voice in his head when he thought about things or when reading. He looked at me blankly and said “Err I don’t hear anything”. So do we all have an inner monologue if not how do some people think ?
There is certainly a lot of anecdotal evidence pointing to some form of psychic link between twins, both identical and fraternal. But what about hard Scientific evidence ?
We’ve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find. But why should that happen ?
At last, Science has confirmed what every bibliophile has always suspected … READING IS GOOD FOR YOU !
Déjà vu is French for ‘already seen’ and describes the sensation many of us experience from time to time when we are sure a certain situation has happened before. But is there any explanation as to why we should experience this ?
“We no longer have to wonder what self-awareness looks like – we can see it for ourselves” : A bold statement indeed. What we’re referring to here though is that scientists now believe that they can trace where they think conscientiousness physically sits in the brain
If you’re tired of waking up feeling like you haven’t even been to bed, then a new alarm clock that reads your brain waves to pinpoint the best time to wake you up – so that (in theory, at least) you rise feeling fresh and raring to go – could be for you.
Sometimes science has a strange way of proving what every body else has known all along, so here it is : Apparently “Men and Women are different”. Not only that but their brains are wired differently!
Following on from our earlier “Is free will an illusion ?” we look here at a new study that claims that “Our Bodies Can Predict The Future!” – or at least people’s bodies know a big event is coming just before it happens.
The field of philosophy can sometimes seem a “bit out there”. So when US philosophy Thomas Nagel asked the question “What’s it like to be a bat” was is just another odd philosophical question or does the question go deeper into what it the mind is and what is consciousness.
The pursuit of science is based on the belief that the explanations we seek are comprehensible to the human brain. But supposing they’re not? What if no human brain is well enough equipped to understand the universe. What if we are fooling ourselves?
Can machines think ? Computer genius Alan Turing tried to answer this philosophical question by devising the Turing test. You might be surprised to find that you take part in this regularly with CAPTCHAs
Thought experiments are mental hypotheses, used by philosophers as ways of illuminating complex ideas. Here’s 5 of the top hot topics.