Understanding how different networks in the human brain support human cognition is an inhumanly complicated problem to solve, but it has now been successfully dissected by an artificial intelligence in real time, a new study reveals.
This post is written by Alex, a 16-year old student who spent a week on work placement with the Learning team. The brain is one of the most complex biological organs in the world, and even today our understanding of it is very primitive, but recent advances in the field of neuroscience could help us unpick some of its mysteries… In Who am I? there is a little mouse with a big secret: its brain glows in a rainbow of colours. The […]
Scientists from across the UK (and zombie rights protesters) will gather in the Science Museum this weekend for ZombieLab. Worried members of the public are invited to study zombies and the science of consciousness as society searches for answers (and evades the zombie horde).
Over 100,000 volunteers and a $5m brain scanner were needed to do it, but finally the idea that intelligence is a single, measurable human trait has been laid to rest. Adam Hampshire describes the results of a global project and how you can get involved.