Alex Krotoski asks what the digital world tells us about ourselves. This week: Memory. How are digital devices changing our memories and our perception of intelligence?
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All in the Mind 10th Anniversary Special 7: The Marco Polo of Neuroscience - V.S Ramachandran - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Natasha Mitchell has interviewed many of the world’s most celebrated thinkers on the mind over the past decade, and one the most creative is acclaimed neuroscientist and polymath of the brain Professor V.S Ramachandran. Next week, All in the Mind swaps shows and slots for a season of an exciting new show The Body Sphere hosted by Amanda Smith. In April, All in the Mind returns for a season, presented by Lynne Malcolm. Body and mind hook up on ABC Radio National in 2012! 5pm Sundays, 1pm Mondays.
All in the Mind 10th Anniversary Special 6: The Power of Forgiveness - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela was on South Africa’s historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission, chairing many of its tortuous public hearings about atrocities committed in the apartheid era. In an unprecedented dialogue she met with one of apartheid’s most abhorrent killers, in jail, to explore forgiveness, psychological redemption and the symbolic language of trauma.
Encouraging useful and usable designs for a better customer experience. /
http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2010/how-intelligence-happens RSA Thursday Human intelligence is among the most powerful forces on earth. It builds sprawling cities, vast cornfields and coffee plantations, complex microchips; it takes us from the atom to the limits of the universe. Understanding how brains build intelligence is among the most fascinating challenges of modern science. How does the biological brain, a collection of billions of cells, enable us to do things no other species can do?
Professor John Duncan FRS, a scientist who has spent thirty years studying the human brain, visits the RSA to elaborate on an adventure story - the story of the hunt for basic principles of human intelligence, behaviour and thought
Using results drawn from classical studies of intelligence testing; from attempts to build computers that think; from studies of how minds change after brain damage; from modern discoveries of brain imaging; and from groundbreaking recent research, Duncan unravels one of the most enigmatic scientific mysteries of all.
Lady Gaga vs. Human League.
"This story [of This American Life] includes excerpts from a radio documentary called "The Human Button", which originally aired on BBC Radio 4 in December, 2008. For more information visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio4."
Via This American Life 399: Contents Unknown, http://thisamericanlife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=399
Nils Gilman describes deviant globalization as "the unpleasant underside of transnational integration."
There’s nice tourism, and then sex tourism, such as in Thailand and Switzerland. The vast pharmacology industry is matched by a vast traffic in illegal drugs. The underside of waste disposal is the criminal dumping in the developing world of toxic wastes from the developed world. Military activities worldwide are fed by a huge gray market in weapons. Internet communications are undermined by floods of malware doubling every year. Among the commodities shipped around the world are exotic hardwoods, endangered species, blood diamonds, and stolen art worth billions in ransom. Illegitimate health care includes the provision of human organs from poor people — you can get a new kidney with no waiting for $150,000 in places like Brazil, the Philippines, Istanbul, and South Africa. Far overwhelming legal immigration are torrents of illegal immigrants who pay large sums to get across borders. And money laundering accounts for 4-12% of world GDP — $1.5 to 5 trillion dollars a year.
These are not marginal, "informal" activities. These are enormous, complex businesses straight out of the Harvard Business Review. The drug business in Mexico, for example, employs 400,000 people. A thousand-dollar kilo of cocaine grows in value by 1400-percent when it crosses into the U.S. — nice profit margin there.
Duke University anthropologist Steven Churchill presents his research on the evolutionary origins of projectile weaponry, and how weapon use changed interactions between humans and other species—including, perhaps, the Neandertals. (October 20, 2009)
MrMind, a humble chatbot, conducts The Blurring Test, a timely reversal of the Turing Test. Since 1998, he has challenged visitors to his site (www.mrmind.com) to convince him that they are human. So far, no one has.
MrMind’s creator, Peggy Weil, suggests that a new definition of human is in order: Who or what do we think we are in relation to our creations? Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0700 Location: Amsterdam, PICNIC 2009, PICNIC Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2009/09
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