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Brain Warps the Faces We See to Fit Stereotypes
‘Marshmallow test’ may not pick out successful kids, after all
Having an audience makes us better at performing
Does neuron ‘feedback’ let the brain trick us?
‘Secret sharing’ system keeps your personal data safe
Pluto’s blobby heart is like a lava lamp
Still a mystery: How does the brain make the mind?
Blind people do math in the ‘visual’ cortex
Citizen scientists now do more than collect data
Prosthetic hands link to nerves to make touch feel real
Young people aren’t skeptical of ‘fake news’
Peers, more than teachers, motivate us to learn
Are ‘machine values’ replacing our principles?
To study real thinking, scientists shouldn’t give easy tasks
Here’s how our minds organize experiences
Our eyes are drawn to meaning, not shiny objects
Fact checkers use this method to spot sketchy info
People with tetraplegia master brain implant in minutes
Algorithm beats humans for sniffing out fake news
Play Video Brain interface lets people with paralysis control tablet computer
A new system called BrainNet lets three people play a Tetris-like game using a brain-to-brain interface
Prosthesis lets amputees feel knees and feet
7 things ease the switch to remote-only workplaces
People literally don't see things the same way
Fake ‘grammar’ shows apes get language basics
Chip turns ‘dumb’ headphones into smart sensors
Scans peek at brains of highly sensitive people
Why people end up mad when AI flags toxic speech
Are you really smart, or is it just Google?
AI teaches brain tumor surgery better than human experts
Team shoots light through the skull to control mouse brains
Device adds feelings to lips in virtual reality
Federated learning uses the data right on our devices
Watch: Person uses thoughts to operate a wheelchair
Unearthed Ajami script dispels colonial myth
Infants beat AI at detecting human motivations
Would a smart toilet leak your private info?
Study debunks myth of the fast learner
Watch: Confucian alternative beats giving robots rights
New flood model factors in human reactions
AI learns language through a baby's eyes
How your brain filters out distractions to focus
Tech lets people play games with their thoughts
How Twitch is redefining journalism
Can citations fight misinformation on YouTube?
Virtual reality stories can spur environmental action

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