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Tag: Neuroscience

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The Science of Taste

Cooking food isn’t easy. It involves a lot of hard work and years of experience to present that perfect plate of food, that perfect balance of taste, texture, appearance and smell. But what if I were to say that the taste of a particular food item doesn’t have much to do with what a good chef you are but by the sensitivity of neurons in your guest’s brain?

Mind and Machine : The Dawn of a New Era

Ever since its inception, neuroscience has strived to understand how the brain processes information, makes decisions, and interacts with the environment. But in the mid - 20th century, arose a new school of thought – how can we emulate intelligence in an artificial system?

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The Melancholic Mind

Why are we so hesitant to talk about depression? Is it some kind of a hoax? Well, we don’t think so. Falling down is an accident but staying down is a choice. And we don’t want that choice to rule our minds, do we?

A Tryst with your Second Brain

Most people are commonly accustomed to the fact that the brain is the seat of all logical reasoning and action that is made by us as an individual. But more often than not, when our mind and brain fails to give us a fair judgement of the situation, we are told to go with our gut.

The Neural Signatures of Consciousness

Being one of the ‘final frontiers’ of modern science, many scientists regard the Holy Grail of scientific advances to be the elucidation of the concepts underlying consciousness. And yet, despite the ongoing efforts, reaching the final answer still seems like an inconceivable feat.