Content on Cognitive Science
Are You Just a Machine? Perspectives from Physics
If we know the universe at one moment, does that determine everything into the future?
The Space in Between
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.
Habits and Awareness: A Neuroscientist’s Perspective
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?
Did Esau Fail the Marshmallow Experiment?
Impulsiveness is easier to understand when there are no guarantees.
“The Mysterious” Versus “The Unknown”
For those of us who pray, do we need to know how and why God answers?
AI May Have A Thing Or Two To Learn From Our Imperfect Brains
What would happen if researchers created a neural network where the cells were all slightly different, just like we see in biological systems?
The Embodied Brain: A Conversation With Annie Murphy Paul
What is the interrelationship between body and mind, and how much thinking happens outside of our brains?
What Social Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Hesed
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.
Unetaneh Tokef in the “Muddy Middle”
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.
When Facts Lead to Uncomfortable Truths
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.
Risks and Rewards in a World of Unknowns
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.
Religion, Belief and Social Connections – An Interview with Jonathan Morgan and Connor Wood
Jonathan Morgan and Connor Wood discuss their new research about religion, cognitive styles, and intuition.