From io9, George Dvorsky on how to live forever by turning your brain into plastic. The marketplace in your brain: Neuroscientists have found brain cells that compute value — why are economists ignoring them? A review of The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning by Daniel Bor. You're far less in control of your brain than you think, study finds. The brain trust: Columbia’s Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative is probing the final frontier — the space between our ears. Mark Buchanan on how hacking the human brain can save civilization. Virtual brain technology to work: A powerful new approach to artificial intelligence is ready to improve many Google products. David Deutsch on how philosophy will be the key that unlocks artificial intelligence: AI is achievable, but it will take more than computer science and neuroscience to develop machines that think like people. Creative blocks: The very laws of physics imply that artificial intelligence must be possible — what's holding us up? (and a response by Ben Goertzel) Alexander Kruel on why he’s skeptical about risks from AI.