Recent highlights from the best in brain blogging:
Who knew? These videos will tell you how the mind works (supposedly).
The origins of the old myth that we use only 10% of our “brain power”.
A woman awakens from a coma with a reversed sense of directionality.
Restoring sight in the blind with lateral geniculate nucleus implants
Questions about the utility of computational neuroscience
Dostoyevsky’s case of epilepsy: “I gazed at him with fixed attention, sensing that he was about to say something unusual, that I would hear a revelation of some kind. Suddenly there came from his open mouth a weird, longdrawn-out and senseless sound, and he fell unconscious on the floor.”
The shape of an ant colony
Dogs can learn through imitation of intent
What is the value of play? A meerkat researcher describes the science of play.
What can fruit flies tell us about free will?
An entertaining article on why natural randomness follows a rule – known as Benford’s law.
Is it a good idea to encourage autistic kids to interact with a robot?
Can making a gam be a game? MIT’s Media Lab makes programming fun for kids
Ceiling height affects how you think. Work outside!
Finally, a journal of null results.
Wait a minute to resuscitate me, please.
An entertaining review of Wolfram’s New Kind of Science: A Rare Blend of Monster Raving Egomania and Utter Batshit Insanity
How to give an academic talk – some great pointers in here.
The story of the world’s first computer – thousands of years old.
Have a nice weekend!