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The Emotional Brain

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by Alyssa Khoo Abstract Emotions play one of the most integral roles in human experience and yet are often considered one of the most enigmatic to explain scientifically.[1] Evolutionarily speaking, emotions contribute greatly to the ability to survive. For instance, fear would trigger an almost instantaneous ‘fight or flight’ response to allow an individual to […]

AI and biological consciousness – is there a connection?

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Lucy Chen Artificial intelligence has existed since the 1950s, and underpins all technology in modern society. From monitoring Amazon transactions to self-driving cars, almost every product used today runs on intelligent machines. One of the most recognisable systems of artificial intelligence is the artificial neural network (ANN), which is loosely modelled after the animal neocortex- […]