The link between cognition and emotion

A brief overview of philosophy and science of emotion.

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The Weil Conjectures: A tale of mathematics, philosophy, and art

For some, mathematics much more than a matter of solving problems. It transcends abstraction and intellectual pursuit into a way of determining meaning from life. For a brother and sister, it can mean a relentless search for truth that reads like a Romantic fable. A history that consists of settings across time and space punctuated … Continue reading The Weil Conjectures: A tale of mathematics, philosophy, and art

Neuralink: the allure of brain-computer interfaces

As the gap between humans and computers becomes smaller every day, the startup Neuralink, backed by figures including Elon Musk, Vanessa Tolosa, and other individuals, recently hosted a public conference in which they revealed their efforts create neural interfaces between brains and computers. The futuristic dream of a brain-computer interface for mutual exchange of information … Continue reading Neuralink: the allure of brain-computer interfaces

A machine learning approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Modern science can uncover ancient wisdom. While it may seem regressive or pseudoscientific to study concepts from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), they reveal deeper meanings about who we are as humans when subject to scrutiny by the scientific method. The herb formulas, plant-derived nature produces of TCM are still used in disease prevention and treatment … Continue reading A machine learning approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine

The neuroscientific basis of consciousness

Scientists and philosophers alike have examined and pondered about consciousness, one of the most central problems in our experience of the world. Both approaches may seek different methods, with science being empirical and philosophy, speculative, but they’re both relevant to any discussion on such a complicated phenomena. Understanding how neural correlates of conscious experience correspond … Continue reading The neuroscientific basis of consciousness

The King’s Headache: a story about artificial intelligence

Once upon a time, in a small country by the sea, at the highest point of its highest castle, atop two thrones adorned with precious metals, there lived a King and a Queen. Theirs was a long and blessed reign: their people lived in good health, at peace with their neighbors, enjoying brief winters, generous … Continue reading The King’s Headache: a story about artificial intelligence