Martine Rothblatt, the highest paid female CEO in the U.S., founded and runs a biopharmaceutical company, United Therapeutics. She took home $38 million dollars in 2013. Now she’s leading the way in artificial intelligence. Bloomberg’s Olivia Sterns sat down with Dr. Rothblatt and her latest invention — a robot.
Is your smartphone really an extended part of your mind?
Video Friday: The Structure of the Neocortex — Dr. Clay Reid at the Allen Institute for Brain Science
The neocortex is the part of the brain we use for thinking. Just how does it work?
“Don’t be angry at me. My brain made me do it.”
few days ago I started thinking about abstractions whilst reading Surfaces and Essences, a recent book by Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander. I suspect efforts like Surfaces and Essences, which traverse vast and twisted terrains across cognitive science, are probably underrated...
At the most fundamental level of biology, we recognize the innate advantage of defining differences in species. But even within species, is there something in our neural circuits that leads us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who may differ?
For years, conventional wisdom held that growing older tends to be bad news for brains. Past behavioral data largely pointed to loss in cognitive – that is, thinking – abilities with age, including poorer memory and greater distractibility. Physical measures of brain structure also showed atrophy, or loss of volume, in many regions with age.
The philosophical problem of identity is epitomized by the paradox known as the “Ship of Theseus.”
This year’s Nobel Prize in medicine recognises work on “cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.” Those cells are found in the hippocampus. It is just one tiny part of the brain, but this structure gets at least its fair share of research attention.