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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Consciousness: A sensible view?

Click HERE for a rational take on consciousness

RR

3 Comments:

  • Saw this a while back. Seems to agree with most of what's in that article:

    ``Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. Specialising in the physiology of the brain, Susan researches the impact of 21st century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness and novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.``

    ``The Neuroscience of Consciousness``

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_ZTNmkIiBc

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Wednesday, November 02, 2016  

  • Interesting. Thanks for the link.

    PK

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Wednesday, November 02, 2016  

  • In my pre-UFO form, I enjoyed reading neuroscience news/cases, but found discussions of the origins of consciousness to be too mystical. (Wasn't that John Eccles' solution too?)

    I can recommend S.J. Mithen, The prehistory of the mind: a search for the origins of art, religion, and science (1996). Mithen uses the findings of archeology, paleontology, and primatology -- specificallly, prehistoric human tools and skull fragments, supplemented with brain studies of living primates -- to map the development of hominin cognitive abilities and concurrent changes in hominin brain structure. It is necessarily speculative but as "nuts and bolts" a study of the origin of human consciousness as one could find.

    By Blogger Terry the Censor, at Wednesday, November 02, 2016  

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