cognition
Follow
Find
6.9K views | +0 today
Scooped by FastTFriend
onto cognition
Scoop.it!

Lee Cronin: Print your own medicine | Video on TED.com

Chemist Lee Cronin is working on a 3D printer that, instead of objects, is able to print molecules. An exciting potential long-term application: printing your own medicine using chemical inks.
FastTFriend's insight:

 

A professor of chemistry, nanoscience and chemical complexity, Lee Cronin and his research group investigate how chemistry can revolutionize modern technology and even create life.

more...
No comment yet.
cognition
How it evolved, what we do with it, futures; And otherwise interesting trends
Curated by FastTFriend
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by FastTFriend from Wisdom 1.0
Scoop.it!

How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin? | cognition | Scoop.it
In the great mythological narrative of Homer's Odyssey, the hero lands on the island of Sicily, the home of a race of one-eyed monsters, the Cyclopes. Finding a cave filled with a flock of sheep, the hero and his men feast on one of the animals until they are rudely interrupted by the cave's furious owner. The Cyclops Polyphemus vents his anger by eating a couple of the intruders before blocking the cave's entrance with a giant boulder.

Via Xaos
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by FastTFriend from Wisdom 1.0
Scoop.it!

Wittgenstein,Tolstoy and the Folly of Logical Positivism | Issue 103 | Philosophy Now

Wittgenstein,Tolstoy and the Folly of Logical Positivism | Issue 103 | Philosophy Now | cognition | Scoop.it
Stuart Greenstreet explains how analytical philosophy got into a mess.

Via Xaos
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

Laurie Santos: What Makes Humans Unique (HeadCon '13 Part VII) | Edge.org

Laurie Santos: What Makes Humans Unique (HeadCon '13 Part VII) | Edge.org | cognition | Scoop.it
FastTFriend's insight:

I'm going to talk about some new findings in my field, comparative cognition. I'm interested in what makes humans unique. There are findings that I think are fantastically cool, in that they might be redefining how we think about human nature, but first they're going to pose for us some really interesting new problems.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

Weird Fiction StoryBundle: Two Weeks to Go!

StoryBundle has given me the exciting opportunity to curate a “weird fiction” bundle based on some of our Cheeky Frawg offerings, with my last story collection, blurbed by Junot Diaz, thrown in.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by FastTFriend from 'Next Economy and Wealth'
Scoop.it!

Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity

Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity | cognition | Scoop.it
"Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the blis

Via Ferananda
more...
Eli Levine's curator insight, July 7, 1:31 PM

What good is wealth without happiness? What good is profit without purpose? These are things that the market isn't going to answer. These are problems t that require legislative action and law enforcement to solve. Otherwise greed will just come back to destroy its followers and many innocent civilians in the process. 

 

Think about it. 

Pierre Johnson's curator insight, July 7, 1:44 PM

Une perspective bouddhiste sur l'économie... Une voie de transition ?

Kurt Laitner's curator insight, July 8, 9:31 AM

phenomenally relevant 

Rescooped by FastTFriend from Philosophy everywhere everywhen
Scoop.it!

Why Not Just Weigh the Fish?Philosophers have always been the subject of ridicule

Why Not Just Weigh the Fish?Philosophers have always been the subject of ridicule | cognition | Scoop.it
When scientists dismiss philosophy as an antiquated relic of our pre-scientific past, they are making a very large and dubious assumption.

Morale these days has fallen pretty low along the corridors of philosophy departments. From one side, we get the mockery of the scientists. Freeman Dyson calls philosophy today “a toothless relic of past glories.” According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, majoring in philosophy “can really mess you up.” Stephen Hawking declares that “philosophy is dead.” From another side, we have to cope with the apostasy of our own leading figures. John Searle describes the field as being in “terrible shape.” Peter Unger says that philosophers are “under the impression that they’re saying something new and interesting about how it is about the world, when in fact this is all an illusion.” What’s going on? Has philosophy gone horribly amiss? Or are there broader cultural factors at work, perhaps something to do with a general decline in respect for the humanities?


Via Wildcat2030
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by FastTFriend from Global Brain
Scoop.it!

Airbnb CEO spells out the end game for the sharing economy, in 7 quotes

Airbnb CEO spells out the end game for the sharing economy, in 7 quotes | cognition | Scoop.it
Brian Chesky, wants a world more like the villages of old: highly trusting and filled with micro-entrepreneurs who shared their assets to make a living.

Via Spaceweaver
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by FastTFriend from Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques
Scoop.it!

15 Cyberpunk Short Films That Will Rock Your World

15 Cyberpunk Short Films That Will Rock Your World | cognition | Scoop.it
Cyberpunk art by 0800 at deviantart
Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction set in a near-future, and they feature advance science and technology. If you've seen popular movies like...

Via Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

Touched By The Tremendum (March 27, 1990) | Edge.org

Touched By The Tremendum (March 27, 1990) | Edge.org | cognition | Scoop.it
FastTFriend's insight:

"This is our birthright. It is profoundly our birthright in the same way that our sexuality is our birthright. The notion that a person would call themselves intelligent and aware and present in the world and that they would go from the cradle to the grave without ever having a psychedelic experience is nothing short of obscene; it's absurd. It makes my flesh crawl in the same way that celibacy and virginity make my flesh crawl. What a horrible, horrible waste of a human life."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

The Poetic Species: Legendary Sociobiologist E.O. Wilson in Conversation with Poet Laureate Robert Hass on Science and Poetry

The Poetic Species: Legendary Sociobiologist E.O. Wilson in Conversation with Poet Laureate Robert Hass on Science and Poetry | cognition | Scoop.it
"The social drive shaped the uses of imagination. It made it possible for humans to share their invisible inner worlds with each other."
FastTFriend's insight:

a dialogue between legendary Harvard sociobiologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass. Their wide-ranging conversation is now collected in The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass (public library), titled after Wilson’s famous description of Homo sapiens as “the poetic species” on account of how heavily our cognitive infrastructure relies upon metaphor and associative thinking.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

Writing In The 21st Century | Edge.org

Writing In The 21st Century | Edge.org | cognition | Scoop.it
FastTFriend's insight:

The question I'm currently asking myself is how our scientific understanding of language can be put into practice to improve the way that we communicate anything, including science?

more...
Ken Schneider's curator insight, June 11, 7:33 PM

Attention fellow language geeks; if you haven't read any Stephen Pinker your geek-dom is in doubt.

Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

Why Slenderman Works: The Internet Meme That Proves Our Need To Believe

Why Slenderman Works: The Internet Meme That Proves Our Need To Believe | cognition | Scoop.it
FastTFriend's insight:

Slenderman is an example of how a myth becomes a myth. Myth are important to us and fundamental to our society. We always have to feel like there is something bigger than us, something unexplained. This is called “The Big Other’. It can manifest into religion, aliens, conspiracy theories, unexplained phenomenon and creatures.
Read more at http://whatculture.com/history/why-slenderman-works-the-internet-meme-that-proves-our-need-to-believe.php#BgUW3cz2BTOMo30t.99

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

Happy Birthday Tetris!

Happy Birthday Tetris! | cognition | Scoop.it
Released on 6th of June 1984, Tetris is 30 years old today. Here’s a video where I try and explain something of the psychology of Tetris:
All credit for the graphics to Andrew Twist.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by FastTFriend from Global Brain
Scoop.it!

The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition

The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition | cognition | Scoop.it
Michael Tomasello argues that the roots of the human capacity for symbol-based culture, and the kind of psychological development that takes place within it, are based in a cluster of uniquely human cognitive capacities that emerge early in human...

Via Spaceweaver
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

The Greatest Commencement Addresses of All Time

The Greatest Commencement Addresses of All Time | cognition | Scoop.it
Kurt Vonnegut, J.K. Rowling, David Foster Wallace, Patti Smith, Anna Quindlen, Steve Jobs, and more.

The commencement address is the secu
FastTFriend's insight:

Haven't see them all, but it looks promising. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

Danielle - a time-lapse film about the ageing process - Aeon

Danielle - a time-lapse film about the ageing process - Aeon | cognition | Scoop.it
This 5-minute time-lapse brings the ageing process to life, showing the nearly imperceptible, seemingly unstoppable effects of time on a woman's face.
FastTFriend's insight:

Interesting to watch and offers a glimpse of our perception mechanism, somewhat cracking the usual time scale that form perceptive habits. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

Our unhealthy obsession with choice

Our unhealthy obsession with choice | cognition | Scoop.it
We face an endless string of choices, which leads us to feel anxiety, guilt and pangs of inadequacy that we are perhaps making the wrong ones. But philosopher Renata Salecl asks: Could individual choices be distracting us from something bigger—our power as social thinkers? A bold call for us to stop taking personal choice so seriously and focus on the choices we're making collectively.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

ONE HALF A MANIFESTO | Edge.org

ONE HALF A MANIFESTO | Edge.org | cognition | Scoop.it

The dogma I object to is composed of a set of interlocking beliefs and doesn't have a generally accepted overarching name as yet, though I sometimes call it "cybernetic totalism". It has the potential to transform human experience more powerfully than any prior ideology, religion, or political system ever has, partly because it can be so pleasing to the mind, at least initially, but mostly because it gets a free ride on the overwhelmingly powerful technologies that happen to be created by people who are, to a large degree, true believers.

FastTFriend's insight:

The distance between recognizing a great metaphor and treating it as the only metaphor is the same as the distance between humble science and dogmatic religion.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

Do we really hate thinking so much we’d electrocute ourselves rather than do it?

Do we really hate thinking so much we’d electrocute ourselves rather than do it? | cognition | Scoop.it
By Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield The headlines The Guardian: Shocking but true: students prefer jolt of pain than being made to sit and think Nature: We dislike being alone with our thoughts Washington Post: Most men would rather shock...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! & Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects

HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! & Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects | cognition | Scoop.it
FastTFriend's insight:

HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! is an anthology of science fiction/fantasy stories told in the form of fictional crowdfunding pitches, using the components (and restrictions) of the format to tell the story. This includes but is not limited to: Project Goals, Rewards, User Comments, Project Updates, FAQs, and more. The idea is to replicate the feel of reading a crowdfunding pitch, so that even though the projects may be preposterous in the real world, they will feel like authentic crowdfunding projects as much as possible.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

Body's Pain Perception Mapped for First Time

Body's Pain Perception Mapped for First Time | cognition | Scoop.it
Our ability to pinpoint pain varies across the body, and in a specific pattern. Christie Nicholson reports
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

A Picture

A Picture | cognition | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Blog | Tesla Motors

All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Blog | Tesla Motors | cognition | Scoop.it
Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by FastTFriend from Wisdom 1.0
Scoop.it!

Margaret Wertheim – The limits of physics

Margaret Wertheim – The limits of physics | cognition | Scoop.it
In trying to resolve the stubborn dualities of their field, physicists create ever more mind-boggling versions of reality

Via Xaos
FastTFriend's insight:

‘Powers are attributed to any structure of ideas,’ Douglas writes. We all tend to think that our categories of understanding are necessarily real. ‘The yearning for rigidity is in us all,’ she continues. ‘It is part of our human condition to long for hard lines and clear concepts’. Yet when we have them, she says, ‘we have to either face the fact that some realities elude them, or else blind ourselves to the inadequacy of the concepts’. It is not just the Lele who cannot parse the pangolin: biologists are still arguing about where it belongs on the genetic tree of life.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by FastTFriend
Scoop.it!

Turing test beaten for first time by virtual 13-year-old boy

Turing test beaten for first time by virtual 13-year-old boy | cognition | Scoop.it
'Eugene Goostman' fools 33% of interrogators into thinking it is human, in what is seen as a milestone in artificial intelligence
FastTFriend's insight:

No computer had ever previously passed the Turing test, which requires 30% of human interrogators to be duped during a series of five-minute keyboard conversations, organisers from the University of Reading said.

more...
No comment yet.