Mind & Brain

A UK woman has an extra cone cell in her eyes and can see more colors

A UK woman has an extra cone cell in her eyes and can see more colors

Most people are trichromats. Most animals are dichromats. In some rare cases some women might be a tetrachromats. Okay, I see you have lost me. I’ll teach you what I myself have just learned. We see color because of specialized nerve cells in the retina called cones,...

Being forgetful may actually mean your brain is functioning properly

Have you ever been searching for your keys only to find they've been in your hand the whole time? Or forgot where you put your glasses, even though you just put them down ten minutes earlier? Instead of fearing you may be suffering from early signs of dementia, a new...

Merging our brains with machines won’t stop the rise of the robots

Tesla chief executive and OpenAI founder Elon Musk suggested last week that humanity might stave off irrelevance from the rise of the machines by merging with the machines and becoming cyborgs. However, current trends in software-only artificial intelligence and deep...