The “New” Science Field That Might Cure Our Existentialism

By Aarthi Muthukumar   What does it mean to be human? Perhaps it’s our anatomy, and the way we’ve categorized ourselves in evolutionary theory. Or maybe it’s the fact that we have big brains, dedicated to solving complex problems and contemplating the meaning of existence. Whatever the answer may be, we can all agree that …

Mind-reading: a superhero power potentially unlocked by neuroscience

by Stephanie Jue   We live in a world where only fiction encapsulates the wonders of mind-reading, but now that prospect seems more feasible than ever –– that is, if mind-reading is the comprehension of the human brain on a neural or otherwise quantifiable level. Indeed, studies have shown that it is possible to roughly …

The Reading Revolution

For years scientists have asserted that language is the one characteristic that sets humans apart from animals. The ability to speak and communicate is believed to have emerged around 50,000 years ago, along with the development of tools, and the increase in brain size. Scientists have identified the Broca’s and Wernicke’s regions as associated with …