Tag: Neuroscience

Recent Read: “Where do minds belong?” by Caleb Scharf

In case you missed it, Aeon has a great piece by Caleb Scharf (Director of astrobiology at Columbia) on the idea that human consciousness might one day merge with machines. Some excerpts: Superficially, the logic behind the conjectures about cosmic machine intelligence appears pretty solid. Extrapolating the trajectory of our own current technological evolution suggests that with

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Book Recommendation: “The Hour Between Dog and Wolf” by John Coates

Just a quick post to recommend John Coates’ excellent book, “The Hour Between Dog and Wolf” (Penguin, 2012). Coates is a former Goldman Sachs derivatives trader who has gone on to become a neuroscientist at Cambridge. His book has both an original and compelling topic, namely, the biological foundations and dynamics of risk. I can

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