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In a science fiction scenario, robots turn against humans to dominate the world. But of course robots cannot make emotional and conscious decisions. However, they can become so complex and unpredictable that even the creators are not able to control them. And this affects our lives. In this lecture, Fillipo Santoni de Sio tells us what we should do to keep robots under control.
We all have cravings for certain types of high-caloric food. When we see or eat this food, our reward system in our brain is activated and we feel satisfied. It is assumed that the reward system in obese people is more active when they see this food, but less active when they eat it: they need more of this food to get the same satisfaction. But this theory seems to be too simple. Anne Roefs explains how the mind plays a crucial role in food satisfaction.
If we cannot communicate we cannot connect to others and help each other out. In the end we’ll die of loneliness. Hence, language is essential for our survival. Every language has a rhythm, which makes it easier for the brain to process spoken words as fast as possible. The rhythm of a language does not only influence our way of communication, but also how we make music, write poetry and dance. It’s engraved in our body, and already emerges when we are still in the womb of our mother. This is why we can never learn another language fluently, we simply can’t feel it!
There is a global rise in populism, especially of the radical right. Failure of states, mistrust of governments, xenofobia, nationalism, racism: all these political cultural factors are associated with the increasing popularity of radical political parties. Less is known about how economic suffering affects the rise in populism. Brian Burgoon explains how people's economic experience make them more or less likely to support populist parties. And it might not be what you think.