Is the Hard Problem Really So Hard?
The qualities of our experience seem impossible to describe scientifically, but maybe we’re just not thinking about them right.
The Biologist Blowing Our Minds
Michael Levin is uncovering the incredible, latent abilities of living things.
Reality Is Your Brain’s Best Guess
Your expectations form the way you experience the world.
Neuroscience Weighs in on Physics’ Biggest Questions
A theory of consciousness can help build a theory of everything.
Build Your Own Artificial Neural Network. It’s Easy!
The first artificial neural networks weren’t abstractions inside a computer, but actual physical systems made of whirring motors and big bundles of wire. Here I’ll describe how you can build one for yourself using SnapCircuits, a kid’s electronics kit. I’ll also muse about how to build a network that works optically using a webcam. And […]
The Forest Spirits of Today Are Computers
We’ve made an artificially panpsychic world, where technology and nature are one.
What Happens to Google Maps When Tectonic Plates Move?
Earth’s tremors can tweak your GPS coordinates.
A Hologram Shows How Space Could Pop Into Existence
The holographic principle—with a real hologram.
Yes, Determinists, There Is Free Will
You make choices even if your atoms don’t.
How the Universe Remembers Information
A “memory matrix” might solve Stephen Hawking’s black-hole paradox.