Mind Over Subject Matter: Researchers Develop A Better Understanding of How Human Brains Manage So Much Information

There is an old joke that goes something like this: What do you get for the man who has everything and then where would he put it all?ยน This often comes to mind whenever I have experienced the sensation of information overload caused by too much content presented from too many sources. Especially since the […]

Applying MRI Technology to Determine the Effects of Movies and Music on Our Brains

By a very fortuitous coincidence on August 28, 2014, two articles appeared online in very different publications but with very similar facts and implications about using MRI technology to research the neurological effects of movies and music upon their audiences. Let’s, well, scan these features together and see what we find. First, everyone loves watching […]

Charge of the Light Brigade: Faster and More Efficient New Chips Using Photons Instead of Electrons

Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote his immortal classic poem, The Charge of the Light Brigade, in 1854. It was to honor the dead heroes of a doomed infantry charge at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. Moreover, it strikingly portrayed the horrors of war. In just six short verses, he created a monumental work […]

VR in the OR: New Virtual Reality System for Planning, Practicing and Assisting in Surgery

The work of a new startup and some pioneering doctors has recently given the term “operating system” and entirely new meaning: They are using virtual reality (VR) to experimentally plan, practice and assist in surgery. Currently, VR technology is rapid diversifying into new and exciting applications across a widening spectrum of fields and markets. This […]

A Real Class Act: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are Changing the Learning Process

[This post was originally uploaded on November 15, 2014. It has been updated below with new information on February 18, 2015.] Studying for and then taking the New York State bar exam was about as much fun for me as having a root canal without Novocaine. In fact, root canal might even have been preferable. […]