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To control complex systems with a simple brain – The interview with Ramin Hasani

Have you ever felt that Blade Runner’s scenes from 1982 are transforming into reality nowadays? Do you recognize the concepts of Star Trek: The Original Series from 1966 in the solutions or products of today? Or maybe even you yourself are developing one of them? Then – for sure – […]


Depersonalization: The curious case of losing touch with reality

An introduction to our mind’s “alternate reality” depersonalization and derealization disorder. The way our mind defends itself from the outer world can be quite impressive, every day we are confronted with situations that require our attention, be it our jobs, private life, social media, advertisements, family messages, news and so […]


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Not all grown-up yet?
Don’t worry: You’re not supposed to be

Kids are not young adults. Well, we already knew that. And we knew that this is especially true for young children. What we did not know is that not only are kids’ brains different from adult ones, the brains of adolescents are too. So, teenagers don’t just act selfishly and […]


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Broaden your Horizon – a World of Superlatives and Nanoscopes

“One thing I liked about being in microscopy is it gets you out of your box constantly because there’s such a diverse range of applications.“ Eric Betzig Nobel prize laureate Eric Betzig brings it to the point: Looking at an actual process can make us learn a lot. Why is that so? […]


A neuroscientific approach to spice up your life

Bachir Boumaaza, aka Athene on Youtube, a professional gamer from Belgium, gives prescious insights into neurological findings.  Whaaat? A gamer? Yep you heard right! I stumbled upon his video and for me it has been an eye opener and so I want to share his explanations about how to change disadvantageous dynamics that […]


Humanity’s next quest: Unraveling the mystery of the human mind

Understanding ourselves is a deeply anchored human desire. We, as a profoundly social species, possess a wide range of highly complex cognitive skills. We can plan, comprehend situations, remember, learn, imagine, make decisions and interact with others. But how do we achieve all these tasks? And as a consequence, do […]


Robert Trappl – Are we sheep when we dream of electric androids?

About the talk Decision making: one of the soft skills every manager needs. But what do you need to be able to make decisions, not only the tough ones? Some theories say you must be completely unemotional to adjudicate on something, although other researchers tell you the complete opposite. So what?