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AI Mimics Brain Codes for Navigation

Francesco Savelli & James J. Knierim Nature
An artificial-intelligence technique called deep learning has now been used to model spatial navigation. The system develops a representation of space similar to that of the grid cells found in the mammalian brain.

Too Young to Vote? The Science of Maturity

Dean Burnett The Guardian
The shock election result in Britain has been attributed to the youth vote, leading to claims that younger voters don’t/can’t understand the issues at stake. Are the concerns valid?

Learning to Make a Stone Age Axe Gives Clues to How the Brain Evolved

Gary Stix Scientific American
Experimental archaeology involves moderns crafting Stone Age tools by chipping away at rocks. One reason is to get at the question of what role toolmaking may have played in brain evolution, given the demands this task places on both mental faculties and motor skills.
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