I'm thrilled to announce that today is my first day as an employee at Quora. I will be leading the Data Science team.
I first started writing on Quora in 2012, and have written almost 1,500 answers since then. Readers here know me for my passion for all things neuroscience, stemming from my time a...(more)
I used to think this was possible. Then I started learning the field of neuroscience and found out the hard reality of how complex the brain really is.
Hoping for a single algorithm is like looking for a single algorithm to explain civilization, or life, or chemistry.
Consider by analogy some complex systems that seem like they should have a single...(more)
There are many theories about this, but no definitive answers just yet.
There is the phenomenon of "inner speech" which refers to the sense that you can "hear" yourself thinking; this is that "silent voice" that narrates your day-to-day activities. When you imagine what you might say to someone and their response, you are "hearing" a voice of sorts, but yo...(more)