Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Elsewhere

Gerald Edelman's neural Darwinism applied to the moral debate surrounding the use of embryonic stem cells. "This Nobel prize-winning scientist says he has discovered how human souls are made."

Edelman interviewed in Discover magazine.

The psychology of rejection.

Thoughts projected in 3D using visualisations of EEG readings.

Ten important differences between brains and computers. "Appreciating these differences may be crucial to understanding the mechanisms of neural information processing, and ultimately for the creation of artificial intelligence."

Preventing suicide and self-harm among prisoners. "Instead of self-harming or bullying others, we help prisoners to talk about their problems. They are not used to that. Quite often we ask 'how are you feeling?' and it will be the first time they will have ever been asked that question. Basically we are helping them to manage their feelings."

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