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15/10/2023 - 19:17
For a moment, I panicked. Then the teacher called on me, I opened my mouth, and words emerged. Where had they come from? Evidently, I’d had...
08/06/2023 - 13:08
Followers of Descartes have argued that consciousness is a uniquely human attribute, perhaps facilitated by language, that allows us to...
24/03/2023 - 12:54
Eventually, someone would remember that they knew the winning answer: "infinity!" But the smugness was short-lived. Another kid – with a...
09/12/2022 - 13:52
Regular readers of Aeon+Psyche will be familiar with the dilemma that such a discovery poses: the powerful influence of this great mind,...
23/07/2022 - 12:02
I'm standing in line at my local bakery in Paris, apologising to an incredibly confused shopkeeper. He's just asked how many pastries I...
30/10/2021 - 14:06
Behind it lies the motor cortex, responsible for planning and coordinating movement. To the sides: the temporal lobes, crucial for memory...
18/10/2021 - 12:25
The human body is covered in about two square meters of skin, but somehow even before looking you knew the precise location of the spindly...
15/09/2021 - 16:25
Conspiracy theories have long been part of American life, but they feel more urgent than ever. Innocuous notions like whether the moon...
15/11/2020 - 14:13
Muotri, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), has found some unusual ways to deploy his. He has connected...
11/11/2020 - 13:50
In Alysson Muotri’s laboratory, hundreds of miniature human brains, the size of sesame seeds, float in Petri dishes, sparking with...
09/11/2020 - 17:50
It’s as much a personal hope as a hope for civilization: If we’re already running at full capacity, we’re stuck, but what if we’re using...
30/12/2019 - 13:47
We depend on this organ to live and learn, but much about this organ still remains as mysterious to us as the inside of a black hole. Every...

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