Old mummy… Silent voices…
The sound of a vocal tract from a 3,000-year-old mummy has been recreated using CT scans, a 3D-printer, and a voice synthesizer. Details of this achievement—such as it is—were published in Scientific Reports. (1) Old voices. Lost voices. Meaning nothing now. Frightening isn’t it? Why don’t we understand those voices? Why do we need to? […]
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 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…
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…
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. […]
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