Cognitive Science

Art

"Computer Thoughts" Projected onto a Giant Dome via Neural Network

Step into the mind of a machine in VOID's newest 3D dome mapping performance piece, 'Bio-Inspire.'
Nathaniel Ainley
1.28.16
Science

We Don't Trust People with a Bitchy Resting Face, Science Shows

But a "trustworthy face" can be faked.
Ben Richmond
6.18.15
jacked in

Apocalypse Neuro: Why Our Brains Don't Process the Gravest Threats to Humanity

The human brain simply may not be wired to process slow-moving crises like climate change.
Brian Merchant
6.10.15
Canada

The Halifax Consciousness Scanner Wants to Change How We Care For the Brain

A lightweight EEG scanner measures brain activity while the patient is subjected to various neurological pokes and prods.
Graham Templeton
5.18.15
Terraform

Faster Now

Some decades ago, neuroscientists discovered that the moment of nowness is actually a composite of everything we've experienced in the past fifteen seconds. Naturally, somebody decided to hack this. Thus were born the now-tweakers.
Paul Di Filippo
12.29.14
psychology

How the Cerebellum's Rapid Growth Helped Make Technology Possible

Technical intelligence was likely as important as social intelligence in humanity's cognitive evolution.
DJ Pangburn
10.3.14
Art

Is It A Rabbit Or A Duck? Here's Why Optical Illusions Trick Us

This animated video explains why your brain takes short cuts to construct a visual world on the fly.
Zach Sokol
8.12.14
Art

See NYC Landscapes As Pointilist-Inspired Photo Paintings

Jay Friedenberg's cognitive science-influenced solo show "Digital Dreams" hits a sweet spot between digital photography and classical painting.
Andrew Nunes
7.21.14
Motherboard Blog

RIP David Rumelhart, Godfather of Connectionism

The cognitive scientist David E. Rumelhart, who sadly "died last week":http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/19/health/19rumelhart.html of an Alzhemier’s-like disease, put forward some ground-breaking ideas about cognition in the ‘80s.
SAM MCDOUGLE
3.21.11