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At Mind Matters News: Are the brain cells in a dish that learned Pong conscious?

Eric Holloway: A couple other interesting results from the research. First, human-derived organoids always outperform mouse-derived organoids in terms of volley length. Second, even without negative feedback, when the paddle missed the pong ball, the organoids still learn to increase volley length. Read More ›

Does humanity depend on a “key genetic switch” that makes human brains grow larger than ape brains?

Some researchers believe that our diet led to a larger brain but they differ as to which food was the ultimate brain booster. Are we missing something here? Read More ›