(vía meconviertoengeek)Fuente: neogohann
When we learn, our brain relates new information with past experiences to gain fresh knowledge, research shows. Published in the journal Neuron, a study shows this memory-binding process allows people to better understand new concepts and make future decisions, a finding that could lead to better teaching methods and treatment of degenerative neurological disorders, such as dementia. “Memories are not just for reflecting on the past; they help us make the best decisions for the future,” says Alison Preston, assistant professor of psychology and neurobiology at the University of Texas at Austin and a research affiliate in the Center for Learning and Memory. “Here, we provide a direct link between these derived memories and the ability to make novel inferences.” (via Futurity.org – Memories reflect past, anticipate future)
(vía kenobi-wan-obi)Fuente: futurity.org
Want to get into a bar fight at a physics conference? Argue that quantum mechanics is the best way to predict outcomes. Or argue the opposite. A new paper argues that quantum mechanics is close to optimal in terms of its predictive power but even if all the information is available, the outcomes of certain quantum mechanics experiments generally can’t be predicted perfectly beforehand. Optimal but unpredictable? The best but often not good enough? Quantum mechanics is a confusing dichotomy, basically the LeBron James of the physics world. Einstein and the giants of his day could not settle whether quantum mechanics is the best way to predict outcomes. Einstein’s ‘God does not play dice with the Universe’ is often invoked in these arguments (less well known is Neils Bohr’s one-time annoyed response, “Stop telling God what to do”). Quantum mechanics does not want to be limited to clever sound bites. (via God Does Play Dice With The Universe (And The Dice Are Fair))
(vía kenobi-wan-obi)Fuente: science20.com
Pokemon Seed Beads by AgentDoppelnuller
You can collect ‘em all, or you can just make the goddamn things yourself. Whichever is easier, though personally I prefer the thrill of the hunt. AgentDoppelnuller chose the opposite however, creating his tiny pokemanz out of seed beads and wire. But do they fight? Do they live in small spheres? Are the only words they know their own names? Ian Brooks is confused!
(vía bigbomp)Fuente: ianbrooks