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Catch the brainwave: Cognitive Technologies at the Exploratorium

All images courtesy of Anja Ulfeldt Getting his ticket to the Exploratorium on the opening night of the new exhibit Cognitive Technologies, Berkeley neuroscientist Jack Gallant was asked if he thought it would work. “It better work,” he said. “It’ll be amazing if it works.”   Gallant’s actual words were, characteristically, a smidge more colorful.

In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind

Image: Zebrafish embryo, 27.5 hours post-fertilization. Ho-Wen Chen. The evolution of vision was one of the most effective advances in the evolution of animal life: the vast majority of animals have eyes, and many animals, humans included, have made vision their go-to sense for perceiving the world. But light perception doesn’t always depend on eyes (think