Spring 2010

Building a Brain: Can Machines Mimic the Mind?

Building a Brain: Can Machines Mimic the Mind?






While computers can crunch numbers, remember facts, and play chess better than any human ever alive, humans still have countless abilities that no machine can mimic. However, this may be about to change. Using vast racks of interconnected computer processors, scientists are now building virtual neurons based on decades of […]

 
 

Melding Mind and Machine: The New Frontier of Brain-Machne Interfaces

Melding Mind and Machine: The New Frontier of Brain-Machne Interfaces






Just a decade ago, few could have foreseen the current power of brain-machine interfaces (BMIs), devices that intimately link brains with artificial devices like computers and robotic limbs. A new frontier in neuroscience, the BMI field is highly multidisciplinary, spanning biology, mathematics, control and information theory, and material science and […]

 
 

Cannabis Poetry

Cannabis Poetry






Cannabinoids are the chemical components of a plant called marijuana, a natural secondary metabolite that gets you where you wanna. The most common cannabinoid, the chemical Delta 9- tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, produces the effects of the “high” that are quite easy to see. These behavioral effects are a result of […]

 
 

Rewiring the Brain: Insanity by Parasite

Rewiring the Brain: Insanity by Parasite






In order to survive, a parasite must usurp the resources of another organism to grow and reproduce. Many parasites accomplish this task by partially debilitating their host while still keeping it healthy enough to continue providing shelter and nourishment. But one organism in particular has elevated its control over the […]

 
 

Blurring Science and Reality: The Hope of Photographic Memory

Blurring Science and Reality: The Hope of Photographic Memory






Ever hoped Harry Potter had an instantaneous memory spell for you right before exams? Well, there is currently no memory spell, but what you really need is Memory Bread. Born from Japanese science fiction anime Doraemon, Memory Bread captures every Asian student’s fantasies. When the bread is pressed into any […]

 
 
 
 
 

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