Like all robots, a Roomba does its job with no sense of success or failure outside of completing its mission. How could we be like the Roomba?
The National Institutes of Health enjoys a $40-billion budget, a network of more than 400,000 researchers worldwide, and some of the spiffiest facilities outside a Tesla factory. So where did its director, Dr. Francis Collins, get the idea to cure sickle
A recent study in Scientific American showed that people learn faster when they are free to choose which action they make, even if the choice initially leads to a negative outcome. The concept, “choice-confirmation bias,” produces “stabler learning over a wide
A study released recently sought to explore why children seem to have more immunity to COVID-19 than adults and are more likely to resist infections or have asymptomatic/mild infections. The researchers found that (most) children are able to fight off