The Globe and Mail: “A provocative new paper warns that our societal effort to do whatever it takes to improve intelligence may be misguided, as any increases in thinking ability are likely to come with problems,” reports Psych Central. “In a paper published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, the More
Scientific American: On Monday, I put up a post on whether we would ever be able to upload our brains into a computer, merging ourselves into the great digital Singularity that would provide us with eternal life—and virtually infinite sensory powers and intelligence. The take home: This is akin to More
We put a lot of energy into improving our memory, intelligence, and attention. There are even drugs that make us sharper, such as Ritalin and caffeine. But maybe smarter isn’t really all that better. A new paper published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for More
This is an excellent interview. In a relatively short space, Elizabeth Hall succeeded in capturing much of Niko Tinbergen’s oeuvre and personality. It is notable that the interview occurred at a propitious time — shortly after the announcement of Tinbergen’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. More than 35 years More
ORF Austria: Unser Gedächtnis spielt uns manchmal einen Streich. Sich nicht genau oder falsch an etwas zu erinnern, kann mitunter drastische Folgen haben, etwa vor Gericht. Einem Forscher zufolge können falsche Erinnerungen aber auch positive Effekte haben. Laut einer aktuellen Studie von Mark L. Howe von der britischen Lancaster University More
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