How do art and neuroscience connect? Continue reading At the EDGE of Neuroscience and Art
Perhaps when you imagine a mathematics PhD student, the picture in your mind is different from when you imagine a DJ. Alma Lindborg is both. Continue reading This DJ is getting a PhD in her spare time
A recent study suggests that the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which seems to have been written in part to challenge the culture of silence and stigma surrounding suicide, may have actually played a part in raising the suicide rate in the month following the release of the series online. Continue reading Can a TV show really raise the suicide rate?
by Alex Masurovsky To learn more about how grid cells work, researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig are thinking abstractly. Grid cells and place cells work together in the brain to allow an organism to keep track of where it is in a given space. They are found in the hippocampus, a key brain area for memory functioning. Research on these cells has … Continue reading Beyond navigation: the calibration of human grid cells
What’s best about the show is watching the characters try so hard to be ideals of themselves and embody big ideas, only to be pulled back to earth by the cold, unsexy grip of reality. Continue reading Review: Netflix’s Maniac Offers Rewards for Those Who Can Handle the Weirdness
Luke sat down with me to discuss how he landed in Berlin, problems with the research industry, science fiction and plans for the future. Continue reading Interview: Statistics Lecturer Luke Tudge
“We have to understand the basic building blocks of our interaction with cultural artifacts, such as architecture, images and movies, before we can move on to more complex theories and experimental settings.” Continue reading Interview: Researchers of Empirical Aesthetics at the Einstein Group
Comes to Mind is a Berlin-based blog dedicated to writing about humanity’s tireless efforts to understand the world both inside and outside of our heads. It started with a conversation between Kathareina Heine and Alex Masurovsky in the Master’s program at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, a part of the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, Germany. The blog is currently maintained and updated by Alex. … Continue reading About
Alex Masurovsky The pattern of comorbidity between mental health issues and substance abuse has recently manifested itself in a startling new demographic: fictional characters of TV series. Mr. Robot (USA Network), the third season of which is now streamable online, centers on a complicated anti-hero replete with inner turmoil, whose primary coping mechanisms are hacking, denial and drugs. Nothing is ever really spelled out regarding … Continue reading Hackers Have Feelings, Too: Mental Health and Substance Use in Mr. Robot
Formal testing revealed that the jellyfish pulsed 30% less during this period of diminished activity and could be “awoken” with food or prodding, ruling out other possible states such as coma. Continue reading Case Study: A new study from Caltech suggests jellyfish may need sleep too.