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Pere Renom

“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

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Modeled by hormones

published on 27 04 2019

Everything we are is inscribed in our genes, but its main route of expression are hormones. We grow up to a certain size, we differentiate ourselves in men and women and we regulate the body’s temperature or energy through hormones. If the genes are the project, the hormones are the hands of the sculptor. The […]

Ravel’s bolero

published on 10 10 2018

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was a French composer of the 20th century. From his father, a Swiss engineer, he inherited perfectionism, and from his mother, of Basque origin, the attraction for the Spanish musical aesthetic. He composed some forty works for piano, vocal, chamber and symphonic music. The best known is the bolero, an order of […]

Artificial intelligence

published on 16 05 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) was born between the 40s and 50s of the 20th century, as a computer discipline. One of its main founders was the British mathematician Alan Turing. Among his many contributions there is a test to discern if a machine shows intelligent behavior or not. To pass the test, it is necessary to […]

Pain, not so much not so little

published on 19 02 2018

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, typical of all living beings with a central nervous system. It works as an alarm signal, which warns and protects against physical damage. To survive, it is necessary to perceive the pain and react in time, fleeing or fighting it. In the report we will see that […]

The tower of Babel

published on 11 10 2017

The Castella school, in the Raval district of Barcelona, is an authentic Tower of Babel: in a class of 25 students we can find a dozen nationalities and around ten languages. But this linguistic diversity seems small when we expand the scale of observation. In Catalonia there are inventoried more than 300 different languages, and […]

The genius of Rubik’s cube

published on 8 11 2016

Rubik’s cube is an intelligence icon. We will meet some people who can solve it blindly, with only one hand, or in less than 10 seconds. It is also a tool for learning math. With it we will understand combinatorial and geometry. Speakers Berta García, Pedro Luis Muñoz, Sergi Sàbat, Nuria Pérez and David Ruscalleda, […]

Let’s play?

published on 5 01 2012

Play stimulates creativity, intelligence and social skills. Viewers can check from home solving some puzzle games that will be proposed during the program. The reporter Pere Renom discusses the differences between boys and girls when they play in the yard. The expert Oriol Ripoll proposed variants of games like Parcheesi or rock-paper-scissors to stimulate creative […]

Seeing is believing

published on 28 05 2008

The reporter Pere Renom and program staff examine the tricks of the magician Lari, both near and in a stage performance, but run into the artist’s ability to manipulate the human visual perception. Alejandro Maiche, UAB psychologist, also tests the visual perception of Renom. But what deceives us, the view or the brain? The presenter […]