M.R. O’Connor

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    My 3 Greatest Revelations

    The author on writing her new book “Ignition,” her dive into the new science of fighting wildfires.

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    There’s No Homunculus In Our Brain Who Guides Us

    Why the cognitive-map theory is misguided.

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    The Storytelling Computer

    Artificial intelligence needs to think like the mythical trickster.

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    For Kids, Learning Is Moving

    Children’s brain development is fueled when they find their own way.

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    Big Data Is for the Birds

    The mysteries of avian migration at night are being solved with computational power.