Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychology (63)

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AI: Does the "Turing Test" actually test intelligence?

Turing Test: a proposed test of a computer's ability to think, requiring that the covert substitution of the computer for one of the partic…

Started by Unseen

12 Sep 17, 2013
Reply by _Robert_

The Implications of Transhumanism

Preface: Let me begin this thread by stating that I read through the topic of transhumanism started by our esteemed TA member Nate Lundgren…

Started by Ed

68 Aug 16, 2013
Reply by Ed

Comments on the famous John Dillon Haynes experiment?

First of all, watch this BBC video about the experiment which seems to pretty conclusively show that real decisions are not done in the con…

Started by Unseen

52 Aug 6, 2013
Reply by Pope Beanie

Inside the sick mind of Ariel Castro

(Ariel Castro)  was allowed to make a statement and it showed how deranged and sociopathic he is. In a rambling speech that focused mostly…

Started by Unseen

35 Aug 4, 2013
Reply by SteveInCO

Do you believe in the soul?

Hey all, this is kind of my foundation of atheism so I thought i'd post it as my introduction. First post! I've mostly been an agnostic thr…

Started by dragotron

112 Jul 26, 2013

Irationality

We're all guilty of it, my self included. We get an idea that gives off such an emotional charge that we begin to lose our scientific objec…

Started by H3xx

16 Jul 17, 2013
Reply by H3xx

Smartphones dumbing down our youth?

Young people have become so reliant on electronic devices that some suffer from "digital dementia" giving them a limited attention span and…

Started by Unseen

3 Jun 28, 2013
Reply by Sagacious Hawk

Suicide

I recently confronted suicide not once, or twice... but three times. One of these is still occurring.  What I haven't explained in the arti…

Started by JD Stockman

134 Jun 3, 2013
Reply by Judith van der Roos

Relgious Fundamentalism: A Mental Illness?

I read this The Raw Story article after a friend of mine posted it on facebook.  If you haven't read it, you might want to, and so I though…

Started by Barry Adamson

1 Jun 1, 2013
Reply by Joe Fasulo

The mob psychology of human sacrifice.

Ever since recently watching the season ending episode of  'Vikings' on the History channel I have been pondering the mob psychology of hum…

Started by Ed

23 May 24, 2013
Reply by Matt Giwer

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