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Consciousness Explained by John R Searle

John Searle, one of the world’s great philosophers of mind and language, has something to say about consciousness as a biological phenomenon. Underneath the clip I have listed some of his arguments. And at the bottom there’s a link to his … Continue reading

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Plasticity and the Capasity of the Brain

                Deep reading — the kind that you engage in when you get lost in the syntax and imagery and the long, convoluted sentences of a really meaty book — is a special … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Sydrome

Since Halloween is coming up soon, its interesting to know that there are people walking around believing that they are actually dead. The Cotard delusion, or the walking corpse syndrome, is a rare mental illness that causes a person to believe … Continue reading

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“Heuristic is an algorithm in a clown suit. It’s unpredictable, it’s more fun, and it comes without a 30-day, money-back guarantee.” – Steve McConnell Heuristic (from Greek “Εὑρίσκω”, “find” or “discover”) refers to experience-based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery that find a solution … Continue reading

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Photographer Uses Neuroscience To Redefined The Meaning Of Beauty

This fascinating photographic project, titled the ‘Original Ideal’, is an impressive blend of neuroscience and photography and attempts to explore and reveal the deepest part of our personality – how we perceive ourselves. All subjects were placed in a minimal studio setting where … Continue reading

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Apple Playing with Perspectives

I love optical illusions, and Apple has recently released ‘Perspective’, which is a short film using optical illusions and typography to present the values of “creative” innovation associated with its brand.  This is the text in the short video: “Here’s … Continue reading

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Felice Varini Brings Optical Illusions Up to Another Level

Felice Varini is a Swiss artist who was nominated for the 2000/2001 Marcel Duchamp Prize, known for his geometric perspective-localized paintings in rooms and other spaces, using projector-stencil techniques. Felice paints on architectural and urban spaces, such as buildings, walls and streets. The paintings … Continue reading

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