The New Economy of Introspection
The individualised focus of mental health and wellbeing tends to overlook social and political causes.
When The Brain Sleeps
Advances in neuroscience have improved our understanding of sleep and its importance for physical and mental functioning.
Anil Seth: “Reality is a controlled hallucination”
A conversation with the neuroscientist about the nature of consciousness, how it can be studied and the implications of understanding it.
What if Your Mood Depends on the Bacteria in Your Gut?
The gut microbiota plays a key role in this continuous dialogue between the gut and the brain.
The space of possible minds
If our experience is limited to our own bodies, how can we think about non-human minds?
What insects think about
Javier A. Canteros
Have we been dismissive in our reckoning of insect intelligence? Studies of their cognitive abilities reveal a surprising mind.
Cognitive Short-Sightedness, Biases and Survival
Our decisions are modulated by cognitive biases that affect our perception, decision-making and memory.
Tentacular brains, the sadness of a ficus and the limits of anthropocentrism
Jose Valenzuela Ruiz
How can we understand the idea of intelligence in a plant or an octopus by means of our human consciousness?
The Internet. Shallower or Smarter?
Is Internet eroding our capacity for concentration and critical thought or is boosting our mental agility and allows us to learn more and more quickly?
The Year of Neuroscience: debates on the human brain
Henry Markram, Michael S. Gazzaniga, Francisco Rubia and Kathinka Evers talk about consciousness, free will, neuroethics, empathy and collective intelligence.