Without the brain constantly computing as a visual processor, the visual information we receive through our eyes would remain a chaotic, jumpy mess.
Category: Whole Brain Emulation
New genomic research reveals that, at an even deeper level, emotions and behavior are also shaped by a second layer of organization in the brain, one that we only recently created the tools to see.
DARPA is seeking proposals to develop super learning and enhanced memory technologies for use in humans.
In comparison to the human neo-cortex, olfaction is considered simple, a primitive affair. The smelling brain is overlooked in the light of such neurological virtuosities as abstract thought, or self-awareness.
Should you upload your mind if you can?
Mesoscopic brain dynamics usually refers to the neural activity or dynamics at intermediate scales of the nervous system, at levels between neurons and the entire brain.
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.
The most fundamental assumption on which this thesis depends is that the human mind and its conscious experiences are purely a computational phenomenon…
“Virtually Human explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness—simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology—becomes part of our daily lives.”
Technology is empowering us in ways we never before dreamed possible, and it’s time to start having the conversation about what might happen within our lifetimes today.