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: , , , , , |

When Performance Art Meets Brain Scans (Cool Weird Awesome 151)

Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo has created a new work called “If We Were XYZ,” and it’s based on her dreams, which she documented with the help of an electroencephalogram machine. Plus: The World Food Championships are now underway in Dallas, with some 1,500 award-winning chefs and cooks putting it all on the line and/or plates.

By |2019-10-17T06:09:12-04:00October 17, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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