Author Archives: Mostafa El-Kalliny

From Freud to Magnets

From Freud to Magnets

There’s a decent chance that you’ve heard of Sigmund Freud, the household name of twentieth century psychiatry. His name is spoken in all kinds of tones – most often, respect, unease, and contempt. In an introduction to psychology course that many of you may have attended here at UCLA, his name was spoken with dismissal… Continue Reading

Human Feel, Human Do

Human Feel, Human Do

The story begins in Parma, Italy. The year is 1996. A monkey outfitted with electrodes in his brain is completing different tasks. When a particular group of neurons fires activating an electrode, a “Bzz” noise is heard. The researcher takes a break, and the story goes that he brought back a peanut. The equipment was… Continue Reading