Our senses tell us about the world, but they also reveal a lot about ourselves. On the latest installment of Clever Apes, we find that research into cochlear implants helps us understand how all hearing is really both mechanical and subjective, machine and mind.
Say you learn something new, like how to say "thank you" in Russian, or the peak temperature of a hot day on Mars.The question is: What's really happening inside your brain? What does that memory look like visually, and where in your brain is it taking place?
Type "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" a few times and you'll probably see at least one letter on screen you didn't expect.That's when your conscious brain says, "Oops!"But it turns out an unconscious part of your brain already knows you screwed up, say researcher