Annie Nguyen

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How Does The Human Brain Create Consciousness?

<i>How does the brain create consciousness? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Yohan John, Ph.D in Cognitive and Neural Systems, on Quora:</b><p><i>Does</i> the brain create consciousness? I’m not so sure. At …

How to Mathematically Measure Consciousness

A month ago I was being introduced for the public presentation of my neuroscience PhD defense. My mentor, Giulio Tononi, noted that it is remarkable …

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Exploring the puzzle of consciousness

The Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition States of Minduses science and art to unravel mysteries from memory loss to sleepwalking<p>On a crumpled sheet of tin foil in the Wellcome Collection’s conservation studio lies an odd assortment of plasticine forms. One looks suspiciously like the footprint of …

Jean-Pierre Adams: The three-decade coma that can't stop love

<b>Nimes, France (CNN) —</b> What present do you buy a man who has been in a coma for more than 30 years?<p>That's the question the family of former France international Jean-Pierre Adams, whose life was brutally turned upside down in 1982, asks itself every year on key anniversaries.<p>Thirty-six years ago the …

Brain scan may predict chance of coma recovery

Brain scans may predict the possibility of someone recovering from a coma, a new study suggests.<p>Using a scanning technique called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), doctors have zeroed in on a poorly studied brain region called the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) that appears to be …

The Drug That Killed Michael Jackson Is Helping Us Unravel the Mystery of Consciousness

Using the powerful anesthetic propofol, researchers have begun to pick apart how human brain activity gives rise to consciousness.<p>Although doctors …

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To oblivion and beyond: art and science at the edge of consciousness

From William Blake’s vision of a soul leaving the body to Goshka Macuga’s creepy somnambulist, a new exhibition explores the mysteries of the mind – but are we any closer to finding the answers Descartes was seeking when he dissected a human brain more than 350 years ago?<p>They hover between worlds. …

States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness review – walking in a waking dream

<b>Wellcome Collection, London</b><br>From gothic nightmares and early neural imaging to the operating theatre, an inspired exhibition explores the mysterious territory at the borders of wakefulness<p>What does thought look like? In the early days of photography a French army officer called Louis Darget believed …

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