Daniel Bear


Stanford University

I'm a postdoc at Stanford trying to understand the links between artificial and biological intelligence – while they're both still around. In my past life (graduate school) I studied the sense of smell, the search for meaning in our chemical environment. Above all, I want to know how both evolution and experience shape the ways we perceive the world.

Daniel has authored 3 articles

Artificial intelligence isn't a 'black box.' It's a key to studying the brain

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Algorithms can help us see how our unconscious processes work – if we understand their language

How machine learning is helping neuroscientists understand the brain

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An expert argues that neuroscience is using the wrong metaphors

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We're beginning to understand why spinal cord tissue is so hard to heal

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A group of recent findings may eventually pave the way for better treatments

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Can MDMA help people with autism overcome social anxiety?

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An expert lays out a cautiously optimistic case for using the psychedelic in therapy

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How does the developing brain learn to perceive the world before it can see it?

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Our eyes work when we're born, even though they've never been exposed to light

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