Archive for December 2018
How Scientific American Magazine Helps Shape the English Language
It is fascinating to consider that there was a time when such commonly used words as “pre-heat,” “download,” and “phone,” did not exist. More surprising, perhaps, is that the first recorded use of these words in print, and 205 others in the English language, was in Scientific American magazine. That’s according to the Oxford English…Read More
Gamma Waves in the Brain–Fumes or Fundamental?
SAN DIEGO—The most fundamental question of how information is coded and processed in the brain is being re-examined, and the controversy drew an overflow crowd of neuroscientists to participate in an intense debate at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in San Diego. The textbook explanation that information is coded digitally by the firing rate…Read More