Did the ancients see the same colours as us?

One of the mysteries of consciousness is colour perception. For example, science can never prove whether I experienceexactly the same thing as you when I see the colour red (for example). The colours we can perceive are our brain’s wayof categorising different... read more

Our ‘brain-tech’ future

Imagine technologies that would allow anyone to have a profound spiritual experience, give you a photographic memory, meditate like a monk, or even tell your IQ from reading your brainwaves… all at the touch of a button! Surprisingly, these technologies already... read more

Lost Languages

There are currently between six and seven thousand languages in the world, but some linguists have estimated by the end of this century up to half of them will be lost. Why? Well, for one thing, the spread of the Internet, global trade and mass media enable... read more