To emerge the phenomenon of consciousness relies on quantum physics specifically, i.e. theories that do not involve quantum phenomenon cannot account for all mind-matter relationships. : Yes / No / Other from EBG will end on 02/01/2020 09h24
I must say that I was absolutely not convinced by quantum theories of consciousness until yesterday, when I read the news about the NSA developing "quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption" (see ref. above). It occurred to me that brain (and living cells) have developed since the "beginning" in a universe where quantum physics is the rule. It means that complex phenomenons that could help to process data in a "new optimized way" were available to our neurons for millions of years. If the NSA can break codes with quantum computers, why not some of our neurons in a way that we don't understand yet? Sir John Eccles offered a precise micro-tubular theory about that a few years ago. said EBG
Schizophrenic patients with theory of mind deficits have reduced superior temporal gyrus electrical activation : true / false / Other from EBG will end on 01/10/2016 23h52
It is possible to simulate complex social relationships, subtle social attitudes and empathetic stances with affective agents without an explicit or implicit artificial intelligence model. : True / False / Other from EBG will end on 01/08/2016 08h01
Conversely, I would argue that implicit AI models may "learn" from scenarios that could be played and replayed like human dreaming allow long term memorization of recalled events. We could imagine that "archetypes" could be instantiated in scenarios that act offline on the trained AI... Nice theoretical link with Jungian psychoanalysis ! said EBG
Computer Sciences Affective computing Computer sciences will be able to conceive an artificial intelligence that has a IQ above 200?
Physics Cosmology The multiverse (meta-universes) theories will gain support among cosmologists in the future as it is still debated.
Signs of alien life will be found by detecting non-random electromagnetic signals : True / False / Other from EBG will end on 01/10/2020 15h01
Taking into account the Drake equation evaluating the the number of technological civilizations that might exist in our galaxy, the SETI organization looks for proofs of alien life existence. If it succeeds in achieving this goal, it will be the most incredible news in the history of mankind! said EBG
Oxytocin administered before therapy session enhances the effects of social cognitive remediation on empathy, theory of mind, emotion recognition, and functioning. : True / False / Other from EBG will end on 01/10/2016 20h48
Oxytocin is hypophysial hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland. said EBG
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Life Sciences Neurosciences With respect to the administration of cocaine, Eating cookies (high fat and sugar food such as Oreos) evokes in rats brain activity in the reward regions that is
Life Sciences Neurosciences Superior temporal gyrus activation elicited by social visual stimuli with intentional contents (theory of mind) is under strong top-down influences ?
Computer Sciences Affective computing Writing the statements (verbal utterances) of a virtual agent (in academic research and industry) will require the experience and skills of new professionals
Computer Sciences Artificial Intelligence One of the following vocal assistant will be the first computer program to pass the Turing test without any human help.
What would be the main benefit in using an affective agent for cognitive remediation of social cognition ? : directly stimulates cognition / facilitates cognition / acts on motivation / reduces social anxiety / Other from EBG will end on 01/08/2017 10h25
Virtual agents are know to be appreciated by children. This phenomenon may be profitable in adults even if they have impaired social cognition. I would state that 1) motivation by play, 2) fear reduction would be the main way to help socially impaired patients enter into the complex, unpredictable, poorly systematized social world. Picture : see the use in the Boston museum of Ada and Grace to guide children's said EBG
Life Sciences Evolution What will be the most ancient fossils of hominid that will be discovered in the future?
Life Sciences Genetics According to Bryan Sykes, a geneticist at the University of Oxford, the Yeti is apparented to a bear and not an hominid. To what the Yeti should be apparented ?