Nobody really knows why we dream. Erik Hoel, a research assistant professor of neuroscience at Tufts University in Massachusetts, was inspired by the techniques used to train artificial neural networks for his own theory of "overfitted brain hypothesis".
When David Mitchell's son was diagnosed with autism at three years old, the British author and his wife Keiko Yoshida felt lost, unsure of what was happening inside their son's head. In an effort to find answers, Yoshida ordered a book from Japan written by non-verbal autistic teenager Naoki...
Kim Hill reads and responds to listener feedback for 24 July 2021.
From the Arcoroc mug to the Commodore 64, from the house that Norm Kirk built to the actions of his activist grandmother Connie Summers, writer John Summers has a curiosity for the wider resonance of objects and incidents in his personal history.