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Is the Brain a Quantum Computer?

Is the Brain a Quantum Computer?

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

Is the Brain a Quantum Computer? A summary of an argumentative paper by Litt, Eliasmith, Kroon, Weinstein, and Thagard Consciousness, learning, perception, and memory are mental phenomena that are essential for defining the self and identity. With the rise of quantum computing, theorists have compared explaining mental phenomena to quantum computing in that non-local entanglement […]

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Restoration of Function After Brain Damage Using a Neural Prosthesis

Restoration of Function After Brain Damage Using a Neural Prosthesis

Technical| Michael Ulrich  

Restoration of Function After Brain Damage Using a Neural Prosthesis A summary of the proof-of-concept testing for repairing neural pathways using prostheses by Guggenmos, Azin, Barbay, Mahnken, Dunham, Mohensi, and Nudo Most often neural prosthesis are associated with giving people superhuman like abilities such as controlling machines by thought or adding the seemingly infinite information […]

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Single Neuron Dynamics and Computation

Single Neuron Dynamics and Computation

Technical| Michael Ulrich  

Single Neuron Dynamics and Computation An Article Review on Research in Neuron Plasticity and Dendritic Arbor Anatomy by Brunel, Hakim, and Richardson When looking at the inner workings of the brain at its most basic component, the neuron, forms the basis of the brain’s ability to send signals from one location to another. Neurons generate […]

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BrainFacts.org

BrainFacts.org

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

BrainFacts.org A Review on the Public Information Initiative Website The human brain likely holds a place in the list of top ten marvels of the universe. It’s where we experience everything, and in that way it’s the place in which we live, and yet we still have much to understand about it. It’s no wonder […]

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The Virtual Brain

The Virtual Brain

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

The Virtual Brain A Review on The Virtual Brain Project Simulation software is constantly giving us new opportunities to teach the world about all kinds of subjects. Any average student in college, or even high school, likely has used simulation software at one point or another (especially engineers). One unique team of innovators has taken […]

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The OpenCog Foundation

The OpenCog Foundation

Easy Reading| admin  

The OpenCog Foundation Open-source Software for Artificial General Intelligence What if there was a way to combine narrow AI systems to create Artificial General Intelligence? If the brain could be defined by a set amount of complex functions and algorithms, would we be able to create AGI once we write them all in code? These […]

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Quantum Mechanics and Higher Brain Functions

Quantum Mechanics and Higher Brain Functions

Technical| Michael Ulrich  

Quantum Mechanics and Higher Brain Functions A review of the article by Christof Koch and Klaus Hepp At some point in your life you may find yourself pondering your individual relevance to the world around you. You may start to question whether your disposition was a result of bad decision making, or if fate simply […]

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xkcd Comics

xkcd Comics

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Comics for Curious People xkcd.com has been home to hilarious comics for years and is a hub for all things Randall Monroe. After obtaining a degree in physics, and working on robots for NASA, Randall has made quite a career for himself by writing books to entertain the scientifically inclined. He has published a few […]

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The Neural Archives Foundation

The Neural Archives Foundation

Easy Reading| Michael Ulrich  

The Neural Archives Foundation A Recognition to a Fellow Organization For those who’s interests have been captured by the exiting possibilities that the future of whole brain emulation has to offer, it may be no surprise that other organizations with related objectives have sprung to life in various places of the world. One such organization […]

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The Preconscious Smart Home

The Preconscious Smart Home

Easy Reading| Keith Wiley  

The Preconscious Smart Home Keith Wiley Initiated 190601 “Computer, open a new email.” “To whom?” “My sister, with the subject line, ‘Plans for the weekend’.” “What should the email say?” “We’ll be heading to the Shakespeare festival on Saturday. Want to join us? We’ll probably also grab dinner afterwards.” “The email has been sent.” The […]

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