Content on Cognitive Science
If we know the universe at one moment, does that determine everything into the future?
For both the dwelling-place of God and the neural activity in our brain, the empty space in between is what allows for learning to happen.
Are humans on autopilot, relying on habits to navigate the world, or are we fully in control of our lives, actively deciding who we are and who we want to be?
Impulsiveness is easier to understand when there are no guarantees.
For those of us who pray, do we need to know how and why God answers?
What would happen if researchers created a neural network where the cells were all slightly different, just like we see in biological systems?
What is the interrelationship between body and mind, and how much thinking happens outside of our brains?
Accounting for how our minds and bodies sync up during moments of care and concern helps us understand how we can perform hesed – acts of loving-kindness.
For months now, we’ve been making real sacrifices. And since the downsides are clear, apparent and immediate, while the victories are invisible, uncertain and down the road, it’s been really difficult, both emotionally and financially.
From COVID-19 to racial justice, Professors Brian Nosek and Cailin O’Connor offer insight into the social and sometimes distorted origins of our beliefs.
Professors Emily Oster and Stuart Firestein offer advice for rabbis for deciding what to do about the High Holy Days during COVID-19 – and how to live with the unavoidable uncertainty.
Jonathan Morgan and Connor Wood discuss their new research about religion, cognitive styles, and intuition.