Quantum computers: Meet my new computer. Different than the old computer…
In theory, quantum computers can do anything that a classical computer can. In practice, however, the quantumness in a quantum computer makes it nearly impossible to efficiently run some of the most important classical algorithms. The traditional grade-school method for multiplication requires n^2 steps, where n is the number of digits of the numbers you’re multiplying. For […]
Truth Puzzles: Solving the mysteries of the world…
Philosophers have pondered on the answers to the great metaphysical questions of humankind for aeons… And they have failed miserably to find definitive answers. Every philosopher has his or her own views, which usually are in complete opposition to the views of other philosophers. There is currently no way to decide who is right and […]
Thinking simple… Thinking complex…
Neuroscientists have revealed that a simple brain region, known for processing basic sensory information, can also guide complex feats of mental activity. The new study involving mice demonstrated that cells in the somatosensory cortex, the brain area responsible for touch, also play a key role in reward learning. It is the basis for how we […]
Language. Thought. Time. Dasein.
The relationship between language and thought is controversial. One hypothesis is that language fosters habits of processing information that are retained even in non-linguistic domains. Languages, for instance, vary in their branching direction. In typical right-branching (RB) languages, like Italian, the head of the sentence usually comes first, followed by a sequence of modifiers that […]
Moving. Making memories.
It is known that certain areas of the brain are responsible for certain functions of the body. The cerebellum, a structure found in the back of the skull, is known to be important for the control of movement, while the frontal cortex is responsible for cognitive functions such as short-term memory and decision making. However, […]
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