Is the Brain a Predictive Machine?

Is the world you are experiencing a mere forecast created by your brain? Research in neuroscience has suggested that you don’t see the colour of the sky but you anticipate its blueness and use your sense of vision to adjust this prediction. This radical idea explains how your brain can be one step ahead of reality, but also susceptible to placebos and illusions.

Virtual lovers and cyber-livers: the Future of Augmented Reality

There’s a zombie standing in my kitchen. It doesn’t look too dangerous, but it’s dripping god-knows-what onto the linoleum and it doesn’t appear to be wearing any trousers. Arms outstretched, it lumbers forward, grey fingers reaching out for my neck. I press a small, blue button. The zombie convulses, a red patch appears on its […]