René Descartes meets up with the Reverend Bayes to discuss the nature of consciousness via Anil Seth’s Being You.
Science Corner: The Real Aliens Were the Friends We Made Along the Way
I promised we’d take the occasional break from evolutionary biology and simulated quandaries to check in on other science headlines, and that time has come. I’m going to try a slightly different format, more of a news roundup than a ramble on a single story. The biggest story of course is the landing of the […]
Science Corner: Bird-Brained Schematic
Popular idioms aside, birds can actually be quite intelligent, with some species demonstrating the ability to use tools and to develop complex social dynamics. This despite some substantial differences in the anatomy of bird brains compared to those of mammals, particularly humans.
Science Book Review: Unthinkable – An Extraordinary Journey through the World’s Strangest Brains
[In Unthinkable, Helen] Thomson profiles nine people from all over the world whose subjective experiences of that world push the limits of our ability to communicate about them.
Science Corner: The Prizes are in Bloom
[Karen Uhlenbeck’s] work laid the foundation for a whole new branch of mathematics, geometric analysis, and she also provided mathematical physicists critical tools for working with the Yang-Mills equations which are central to the Standard Model of particle physics.