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March 2021

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The Trouble with Brain Scans – Issue 98: Mind

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One autumn afternoon in the bowels of UC Berkeley’s Li Ka Shing Center, I was looking at my brain. I had just spent 10 minutes inside the 3 Tesla MRI scanner, the technical name for a very expensive, very high maintenance, very magnetic brain camera. Lying on ... More »

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I Am Not a Machine. Yes You Are. – Issue 98: Mind

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I’m trying to explain to Arthur I. Miller why artworks generated by computers don’t quite do it for me. There’s no human being behind them. The works aren’t a portal into another person’s mind, where you can wander in a warren of intention, emotion, and percep... More »

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The Politics of Bad Sex

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In “Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent,” Katherine Angel suggests that mixed feelings are at the heart of desire and pleasure.Photograph by David Torres / EyeEm / GettyWhen I was an undergraduate at Yale, in the early ninet... More »