from the urls-we-dig-up dept
The human brain is a mysterious organ. We don’t really have many ways of figuring out what’s going on inside people’s heads, but there are a few primitive techniques that are starting to delve into the activities of the brain. Here are just some examples of interesting projects studying our brains.
- UCSD researchers have studied the Uncanny Valley to find that human brains like it when their expectations are met — human-like movements should be accompanied by humans. Conversely, brains don’t like to be fooled. [url]
- Using electroencephalography (EEG), there might be a way to predict the development of autism before the age of three. Earlier diagnoses could then lead to more effective treatments… [url]
- To learn about consciousness, it might be helpful to figure out how the brain goes into un-consciousness. Just stick about 32 electrodes on a bunch of people’s heads, give them all some anesthetics, and watch their brain activity for patterns. Lather. Repeat. [url]
- An fMRI brain scanner that can read people’s intentions sounds like an awesome tool. Rock Paper Scissors will never be the same. [url]
- To discover more interesting articles on the human mind, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.