When music doesn't move

Few things move as much as music. Neuroscience has studied a lot about how the brain is activated right now and what kind of physiological responses are produced. But for everyone, music is not a source of pleasure; a few feel no emotion and have no neurological or physiological response. [Musical anhedonia]. The neurological responses generated by music in these people have been investigated, identifying the basis of anhedonia. We've brought the subject into thinking that it will help understand the slips of the brain.

At Elhuyar we had the opportunity to interview Isabelle Guyon, one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence. Conscious of the fears that artificial intelligence generates in society, it invites us to understand it not as a danger, but as an opportunity. “We have to put artificial intelligence to as many people as possible,” says Guyon. In fact, isn't the biggest of all the risks the gap that can occur between the tech elite and the low-income social sectors? It's worth listening to this woman's voice in artificial intelligence.

On the other hand, we have brought an example of the importance of incorporating a feminist perspective into science. Another. On this occasion we have put on the table the official account of human evolution about prejudice. In fact, this report has classified as natural certain behaviors of men and women, supposedly free from subsequent cultural influences. But more and more researchers are turning their gaze and claiming that the fossil record does not correspond to what this story has told us.

We consider it essential that the prejudices that appear in this account of human evolution be pointed out in the Elhuyar magazine, so that this bad vision does not get dark and perpetuate in collective consciousness. Rewriting this report has been the last contribution of the professional trajectory of UPV professor Carmen Manzano Basabe. [Last public appearance before retirement]. Thank you Carmen.

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