Nicholas Carr spoke last week at the New York Academy of Sciences about his book "The Shallows," which argues that Internet use is harming our brains. Here Noah Hutton offers his criticism of Carr's theories.
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The American Museum of Natural History in New York has a new exhibit called “Brain: The Inside Story“. Ben Ehrlich was on hand for its media preview and sends this Dispatch about the show.
Continuing his series of original pieces for The Beautiful Brain, neuroscientist and rock musician Joseph LeDoux discusses the science behind his song "Brainstorm". The post includes a video of a recent live performance of the tune.
Noah Hutton reports on his recent trip to the SciFoo conference at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. The annual event, co-hosted by Nature, O'Reilly Media and Google, brings leading scientists and thinkers from around the world to spend a weekend...
What is the role of conscious versus unconscious thought in the act of committing a crime? Neuroscientist Joe LeDoux discusses the application of modern neuroscience to the justice system through his own science and music.
Are we free to choose? Is all behavior determined? Do you have to be conscious of a decision in order for it to be considered volitional? Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux weaves music and brain science to take on the deepest questions of human...