According to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors on a chip doubles approximately every two years. Now, we have Stevenson & Kording’s Law: the number of neurons that can be tracked in the brain doubles every 7.4 years. What are the implications of that? I’ve written a Psychology Today blog entry considering that. Read more.
I’ve just put up a new post on Psychology Today, Ten Hard-Learned Dating Tips. Thought I’d write a post that didn’t require any research, just reflection on a long dating career that recently ended in marriage. As I say, I don’t think anyone who gets married at 45 deserves to call himself a relationship guru, but here it is, for what it’s worth. Read more…
Here’s a link to my new blog entry, Why Luke Skywalker’s arm has to talk to the brain.
Here’s how it starts: When I was a kid, I wondered how the mind controlled the body. If the mind was an airy, ethereal spirit, how did it get muscles to contract and bones to move? How, I wondered, did the ghost control the machine? Read more.
Here’s a link to my new blog posting on Psychology Today, How I kicked my addiction to the iPhone game Angry Birds.
Here’s how it begins: “After weeks of struggle, I’ve finally deleted Angry Birds from my iPhone. It is a fiendishly addictive game. The premise is simple: you “pull” back on a slingshot to fire a scowling bird at a structure with green pigs in it. The better your aim, the more damage you do and the more green pigs you kill…” Read more.