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Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A 'Giant Brain'

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The idea of the universe as a 'giant brain' has been proposed by scientists - and science fiction writers - for decades. But now physicists say there may be some evidence that it's actually true.

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Brain's code for pronouncing vowels uncovered

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Scientists have unraveled how our brain cells encode the pronunciation of individual vowels in speech. The discovery could lead to new technology that verbalizes the unspoken words of people paralyzed by injury or disease.

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Does Self-Awareness Require a Complex Brain?

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The computer, smartphone or other electronic device on which you are reading this article has a rudimentary brain—kind of.* It has highly organized electrical circuits that ...

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Color Plays Musical Chairs In the Brain

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But Noë's more interested in color as an ecological property -- a feature of the way light and surfaces interact. Like Goethë, he believes that color is fluid, changing, open to interpretation. We think of it as stable, but it's not. It can look one way under one light, one way under another, different when you turn it different ways or notice a new highlight. By his estimation, "It’s not... intrinsic to the surface of the leaf that it is green. It's greenness is in the way it behaves in relation to lighting."


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How the brain controls our habits

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Habits are behaviors wired so deeply in our brains that we perform them automatically. This allows you to follow the same route to work every day without thinking about it, liberating your brain to ponder other things, such as what to make for dinner.

 

However, the brain's executive command center does not completely relinquish control of habitual behavior.


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Why your brain sees men as people and women as body parts

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The sexual objectification of women isn’t just in your head—it’s in everyone’s. A new study finds that our brains see men as people and women as body parts.

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Scientists create chemical 'brain': Giant network links all known compounds and reactions

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Scientists have connected 250 years of organic chemical knowledge into one giant computer network -- a chemical Google on steroids. 


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