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Decapitating Consciousness

Philosophers and neuroscientists be damned — there is nothing even slightly mysterious about consciousness<p>I believe I am as conscious as anyone. When …

Scientists discover a giant neuron around the brain that could explain conciousness

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>One of life’s mysteries is why life exists in the first place, and the mystery of consciousness comes a close second, but …

Neurophilosophy

Consciousness Is a Byproduct of Entropy According to New Research

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

Consciousness

Split Brain Does Not Lead to Split Consciousness

<i>Summary: Contrary to the established view, researchers report a split brain does not cause split consciousness in patients.</i><p>Source: University of …

Cognition

Consciousness On–Off Switch Discovered Deep in Brain

One moment you’re conscious, the next you’re not. For the first time, researchers have switched off consciousness by electrically stimulating a …

Consciousness

Neuroscience and psychology have rendered it basically unnecessary to have a soul

Many people today believe they possess a soul. While conceptions of the soul differ, many would describe it as an “invisible force that appears to animate us.”<p>It’s often believed the soul can survive death and is intimately associated with a person’s memories, passions and values. Some argue the …

Consciousness

How Does the Brain Create Consciousness?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You</i> …

Consciousness

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Alan Turing

An unenlightening disquisition on consciousness

Several readers sent me Galen Strawson’s new piece in the <i>New York Times</i>‘s philosophy section, “The Stone.” In his op-ed, “Consciousness isn’t a …

4. Are We Just Computers?

The generally received wisdom these days is that the human brain is essentially a classical information processor - a computer. A very advanced one, …

The evolution of consciousness

12 The evolution of consciousness<p><b>Peter Carruthers</b><p>How might consciousness have evolved? Unfortunately for the prospects of providing a convincing …

Free Will Is An Illusion: The Brain Tricks Us Into Thinking We Are In Control

<i>For anyone who has ever done something and then immediately wondered why, this study is for you...</i>> Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: …

Consciousness

L'uomo che sente il sapore dei suoni

La vita non è molto semplice quando il nome della moglie di un tuo amico sa “di malato.”<p>Facebook<p>Twitter<p>Kate Samuelson<p>mag 4 2015, 12:52pm<p>Ketchup, prosciutto, fasce elastiche e pasticciotti sono solo quattro dei molti sapori che James Wannerton ha assaggiato durante la nostra intervista. Dopo aver …

How to Heal Yourself by Talking to your Body

Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.<p>These transformative words, spoken by indigenous medicine women, began my journey …

Indigenous Peoples

Why Anesthesia Is One Of The Greatest Medical Mysteries Of Our Time

Anesthesia was a major medical breakthrough, allowing us to lose consciousness during surgery and other painful procedures. Trouble is, we're not …

Materia oscura + buco nero = wormhole?

Forse.<p>Facebook<p>Twitter<p>Michael Byrne<p>apr 26 2016, 11:18am<p>Immagine: Vimeo<p>Stando a un articolo pubblicato recentemente su arXiv, la differenza tra un <i>qualsiasi</i> buco nero supermassivo e un wormhole, un tunnel nello spazio spazio-tempo, potrebbe risiedere nella materia oscura. Per quanto possa sembrare il …

15 modi scientifici per ritrovare la concentrazione

No al multitasking. A volte rimanere impegnati su più fronti contemporaneamente è inevitabile. Ma se potete, fate in modo che non diventi …

CERN scientists release 300 terabytes of Large Hadron Collider data, free and open

A technician cycles in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. [Reuters]<p>The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, has been releasing …

How the Universe Solved the “Hard Problem"

For some inexplicable reason the most common element in every possible experience--consciousness--has kept itself a secret. How the human brain produces consciousness--if it does--is an age-old question, currently traveling under the name of “the hard problem." Philosopher David Chalmers, who …

Understanding Consciousness by Altering It

0<p>SHARES<p><i>Our favorite LSD research.</i><p><b>By Kate Wheeling</b><p>Different sections of the brain, both on placebo and under the influence of LSD. (Photo: …

Dark Matter’s Invisible Hand

Dark matter is currently one of the greatest mysteries in the universe. It’s thought to be an invisible substance that makes up roughly five-sixths …

Dark Matter

How The Brain Produces Consciousness in Time Slices

<b>EPFL scientists propose a new way of understanding of how the brain processes unconscious information into our consciousness. According to the model,</b> …

Consciousness

Le prime immagini del cervello sotto LSD, un viaggio nella coscienza

Le prime scansioni cerebrali di esseri umani sotto LSD sono state pubblicate su <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, insieme ai dati di …