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Your brain might be hard-wired for altruism

It's an age-old quandary: Are we born "noble savages" whose best intentions are corrupted by civilization, as the 18th century Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau contended? Or are we fundamentally selfish brutes who ...

Mar 18, 2016
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Re-energizing the aging brain

The human brain has a prodigious demand for energy—20 to 30% of the body's energy budget. In the course of normal aging, in people with neurodegenerative diseases or mental disorders, or in periods of physiological stress, ...

Mar 16, 2016
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What makes us conscious?

Do you think that the machine you are reading this story on, right now, has a feeling of "what it is like" to be in its state?

Mar 16, 2016
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