There is a frequent analogy which compares the function of the brain to a computer. This comparison is somewhat concerning considering how incorrect it is. The analogy stems from the information processing model in psychology which is one among many models describing how the brain manipulates information.The information processing model breaks the process into three parts; encoding, storage, and retrieval. Essentially the steps that this model describes include information being broken into
I stumbled across a report from Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development Vannevar Bush to President Harry Truman in July 1945 in response to Roosevelt’s Letter a year earlier which stated: “New frontiers of the mind are before us, and if they are pioneered with the same vision, boldness, and drive with which […]
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“The results of my observation are best explained by the assumption that a radiation of very great penetrating power enters our atmosphere from above.” -Victor Hess You might think of the largest and most powerful particle accelerators in the world — places like SLAC, Fermilab and the Large Hadron Collider — as the source of…
Gliding smoothly through the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Dawn continues to make good progress on its ambitious mission of exploration. It is patiently but persistently pursuing Ceres, the second destination on its interplanetary itinerary.