What? We all know that those brain games you can buy – yes, they make you good at those games, and that’s about it. We need something more general, more basic that we can use in all circumstances.
How smart is your four-year-old? Not as smart as a chimp, or maybe even Aesop’s rook. Watch these videos in the BBC News report Spitting and Urinating Chimps ‘Replay Aesop’s Fable.
Let me count the beans…
We have about 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) in our brain, ok give or take a billion or two. Each neuron has an average of maybe 1000 synapses – connections between neurons without which the brain is as good as dead.
Oh please, please, report any sightings…
Visualization is now the hot thing in computer graphics. It is not just important in designing realistic video games etc, it is a way to encode very complex data making it comprehensible at one glance, or two. From the many variables in global weather patterns to the subtleties of consumer behavior,
How important is Learning as opposed to Teaching? Can we judge by Googling the two words? I did so and counted the number of hits returned.
Bingo… The teaching establishments are catching up with us, the people.
The smell of fresh cut grass means very different things to green plants vs to us humans.
The smell comes from a class of chemicals called Green-leaf Volatiles (GLV) which can protect the plant against predators.
I examine the art piece for specific elements significant to a particular artist – brush stroke, clor, manner and favorite shapes.
– Elizabeth Kubicki, participant in MIT Physics Department Hallway Art Quiz.