Maybe Our Wildest Dreams Are Wild For A Reason (Cool Weird Awesome 539)

We don’t know for sure why dreaming is a thing at all - but a neuroscience researcher at Tufts University has an idea that might help explain them. It’s called the overfitted brain hypothesis - and it’s based on something that happens with artificial intelligence. Plus: a new book showcases scenic photos of certain small buildings in the Alps that everybody has to use once in a while.

By |2021-05-19T09:06:38-04:00May 19, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

A Brain Implant That Can Bypass A Damaged Eye And Send Images To The Mind (Cool Weird Awesome 244)

The technology I like best is the technology that helps people do what they couldn’t do before, like a new brain implant that can put images from a camera in front of blind people. Plus: Rita Ebel is making the German town of Hanau more accessible for wheelchair uses, by using LEGO.

By |2020-02-24T09:41:09-05:00February 24, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |
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