Neuroscience and Computer Science == Innovation

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Four years ago I argued that, “It is becoming evident that the twenty-first century belongs to two disciplines that investigate the nature of intelligence. Brain Science …. Computer Science ….” (See my blog December 2009 on The Nature of Intelligence and the Universe.) Larry Page was a co-founder and current CEO of Google. In a fascinating interview of Larry Page by Charlie Rose at TED2014 in Vancouver on Wednesday, 19 March 2014, Page pointed to amazing ...

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First Rule of Teaching: Control the Class!

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I once heard of a veteran teacher who didn’t have appropriate control of their class. A student complained to me that many students in the room were speaking to one another while the teacher was attempting to speak to the class, that the students weren’t even discussing the topics of the class, and that this student could not even hear much of what the teacher was saying. ...

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The Nature of Intelligence and the Universe

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Students have been known to ask the question, malady “Why should I study Computer Science?” One reply correctly advises that there are fascinating and lucrative careers in Computer Science. A second reply is that Computer Science helps us understand the nature of intelligence and the universe! Bertrand Russell reminded us that we do not have personal experience with creation or annihilation. Before we can begin to ...

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