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My BIL Talk: "Our Machines, Ourselves" (Video)

Here's the talk I gave last weekend at BIL 2012 on the nature of the relationship we have with nature through our technology. Jason Wells - BIL 2012 Talk, "Our Machines, Ourselves" from Jason Wells.
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All about the mind. Neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence and philosophy. Plus a pinch of robotics.
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Autism as extreme male brain traits?

#neuroscience #autism #GID #autism_spectrum_quotient the ‘extreme male brain’ theory studies of amniotic testosterone in humans suggest that fetal…...
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A Neuroscientist's Quest to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain: Scientific American

A Neuroscientist's Quest to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain: Scientific American | Adventures in Cognition | Scoop.it
M.I.T. scientist Sebastian Seung describes the audacious plan to find the connectome--a map of every single neuron in the brain.

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grinding.be » Blog Archive » Nokia’s haptic tattoo ink patent

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Nokia's vibrating tattoo ink. Learn to read vibrations. Adult entertainment industry intrigued

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My BIL Talk: "Our Machines, Ourselves" (Video)

Here's the talk I gave last weekend at BIL 2012 on the nature of the relationship we have with nature through our technology. Jason Wells - BIL 2012 Talk, "Our Machines, Ourselves" from Jason Wells.
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What does it feel like to have your spouse die?

What does it feel like to have your spouse die? | Adventures in Cognition | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 4): Ouch.


What follows is more than I've ever written online about this. We wrote a blog at the time, but it mostly discussed the factual parts about the progression of his cancer, more than what we felt about it.
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The Philosophy of Cleverbot

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All the good philosophic questions are basically hopeless, resisting satisfactory answers despite millennia of inquiry. Human inquiry, that is. But what do our future machine overlords have to say?
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Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

If there was ever an instance of cogsci research more vulnerable to confirmation bias, I can't imagine what it would be...

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Belief in Evolution Boils Down to a Gut Feeling | Intuition | Evolution & Religion | LiveScience

Belief in Evolution Boils Down to a Gut Feeling | Intuition | Evolution & Religion | LiveScience | Adventures in Cognition | Scoop.it
People often think that others would accept evolution if they really understood it, but new research suggests that intuition sometimes overrides logic.
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Eythor Bender demos human exoskeletons | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Eythor Bender of Berkeley Bionics brings onstage two amazing exoskeletons, HULC and eLEGS -- robotic add-ons that could one day allow a human to carry 200 pounds without tiring, or allow a wheelchair user to stand and walk.
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GEB: Class Begins Today

Here's something I didn't see coming. Remember the MIT Open Courseware class on Gödel, Escher, Bach I discovered and wrote about a month ago?
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Lessons of Gödel, Escher, Bach

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How cool is this. MIT Open Courseware offers a class called Gödel, Escher, Bach: A Mental Space Odyssey. It is an entire course geared around Douglas Hofstadter's book Gödel, Escher, Bach.
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Big Data Hackathon for the Human Brain

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Big Data, meet neuroscience. The Allen Institute for Brain Science opens petabytes of brain data to a public hackathon. http://jason.wells.me/go/78/

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Mapping Your Connectome

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I recently encountered the research of the MIT neuroscientist Sebastian Seung, who is mapping brain connections into a connectome, analogous to a genome. FTA: While neuroscientists have long hypothesized that the key to our unique selves lies in...
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Neuroscience and philosophy must work together

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Barry Smith: Theories of consciousness are challenged by recent research into the impact of brain function on the sense of self...
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Do thoughts have a language of their own? - New Scientist

Do thoughts have a language of their own? - New Scientist | Adventures in Cognition | Scoop.it
What is the relationship between language and thought?
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Coming soon: log into your machine with your cognitive fingerprint.

Coming soon: log into your machine with your cognitive fingerprint. | Adventures in Cognition | Scoop.it
DARPA looking to develop information security technology that goes beyond password protection...
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A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors

Experiments performed with a team of nano quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Vehicles developed by KMel Robotics. Special thanks to Pro...
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The Lesson of the Monkeys

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I was first told of this experiment by a former work colleague, and later discovered this illustration of it. It's both illuminating and disturbing.
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I'm Speaking at BIL 2012

I'm Speaking at BIL 2012 | Adventures in Cognition | Scoop.it
It's official: I'm going to be giving a talk at BIL 2012. (For those of you who don't know, BIL is an annual conference that complements TED, but with a different twist.
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The Shared Unconscious Mindspace

I can look up anything on the Web. (News flash!) I can do this for pure learning--and I do--but very often for confirmation of facts, beliefs, guesses or intuitions.
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Web addicts 'have brain changes'

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Brain scans show changes in the brain of internet addicts similar to those found in drug and alcohol addicts, preliminary research suggests.
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Dreamspace

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Of late I've been thinking of dreams. For me it's at least a mental space of internal perception where anything is possible (and certainly much more). Dream is as close as you can get to pure creativity.
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