Category: Silence

  • Understanding language. Word by word…

    Understanding language. Word by word…

    The capacity for language is distinctly human. It allows us to communicate, learn things, create culture, and think better. Because of its complexity, scientists have long struggled to understand the neurobiology of language. In the classical view, there are two major language areas in the left half of our brain. Broca’s area (in the frontal […]

  • Reading. Seeing. Seeing better!

    Reading. Seeing. Seeing better!

    Reading is a recent invention in the history of human culture — too recent for dedicated brain networks to have evolved specifically for it. How, then, do we accomplish this remarkable feat? As we learn to read, a brain region known as the ‘visual word form area’ (VWFA) becomes sensitive to script (letters or characters). […]

  • Speaking AI… Silent logos…

    Speaking AI… Silent logos…

    North Carolina State University researchers have developed a framework for building deep neural networks via grammar-guided network generators. In experimental testing, the new networks (called AOGNets) have outperformed existing state-of-the-art frameworks, including the widely-used ResNet and DenseNet systems, in visual recognition tasks. “AOGNets have better prediction accuracy than any of the networks we’ve compared it […]

  • Questions… Hiding the Answers…

    Questions… Hiding the Answers…

    We keep on asking our selves how we can live forever. We keep trying to find answers on deep philosophical questions for the meaning of life. We insist on trying to find out what ‘reality’ is. Only because we are afraid. To admit that there are no answers to our questions. We always knew that. […]

  • Brain. Seeing. Not speaking.

    Brain. Seeing. Not speaking.

    Brain region discovered that only processes spoken, not written words. Patients in a new study were able to comprehend words that were written but not said aloud. They could write the names of things they saw but not verbalize them. For instance, if a patient in the study saw the word ‘hippopotamus’ written on a […]