Primates visually recognise and determine the category of an object even at a brief glance, and to date, this behaviour has been unmatched by artificial systems. A study publishing this week in PLOS...
"You can only really learn from an altered state of consciousness while it remains novel and unfamiliar. As soon as the effect becomes familiar, it virtually disappears from consciousness, and the intoxication loses its paradoxical and magical quality."
~ STEVE LEHAR
Fact of the day
EEG studies support the idea that anesthesia doesn't simply shut the brain down but, rather, interferes with its internal communication.