August 31, 2020 | 12:21

Human Facts — The Age Of Our Body

How old are you? 20? 30? 50? What about your body? Does it have the same age? Studies show that our body renews the cells it is made of. Maybe you have heard a variation of the following quote: Every single cell in the human body replaces itself over a period of seven years. That means there’s not even the smallest part of you now that was part of you seven years ago. Read more

August 24, 2020 | 12:20

The Most Substantial Word

Language is powerful. It is the tool that allowed us to grow and evolve as a civilization, go to the Moon, build robots, cure diseases, and do tons of other stuff. The spoken language is the interface of communication between people. It is a bit messy and ambiguous, but it did a decent job of passing on the knowledge from older to younger generations. Not all words are equal, though. Some are simplistic, while others are powerful. Read more

July 20, 2020 | 12:15

How People Learn — Human Senses

Have you ever thought about how we navigate and perceive the world around us? In How People Learn — The Brain Basics, I have described the basic principles of brain functioning. But as powerful as it is, our brain is a black box that relies on various sensory systems to get information from the outside world for processing. Read more

May 21, 2020 | 12:04

We Don't See The World As It Is, We See A Pixelated Version Of It

While doing some research for How To Define Team Processes, I stumbled upon an interesting paper from Marcus E. Raichle1 in which he states the following: It might surprise some to learn that visual information is significantly degraded as it passes from the eye to the visual cortex. Thus, of the unlimited information available from the environment, only about 10^10 bits/sec (ten to the power ten) are deposited in the retina. Read more