A first-hand report of caloric vestibular stimulation – to treat Body Integrity Identity Disorder, in which patients often desire to have large parts of their bodies amputated.
Altruism as an identifying characteristic of intelligence – “friendly intelligence,” at least.
Can you extract the “ball” from each image based on motion cues alone? Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.
Archeological finds along the Ivory Coast suggest prehistoric chimps were making tools, similar in quality to those made by pre-human ancestors around the same time, leading the authors to speculate that both humans and chimps inherited this technology from a common ancestor.
Chimps have also been recently observed to live in caves and hunt with spears.
Did Neandarthals speak to one another? Looks like they have a gene “for” speech.
Baby space rovers: Bongard designs robotic rovers to explore their environment like (he believes) babies do.
Why do infants succeed where toddlers fail (at least, when tested in the right way)?
Can task-set cueing be considered a conscious process? New evidence suggests not.
More videos on machine learning.
Delay of gratification: easier with money than beer.
Record numbers of soldiers now survive war – traumatic brain injuries notwithstanding. What kind of future do these people face?
Blogroll addition: Natural Language Processing Blog.