Tag Archives: Brain

Brain Power

I once wondered if one could lose weight by thinking harder, but it seems like the energy consumption in the brain is not a simple matter of greater mental effort sapping more of the body’s available energy. Even though a more … Continue reading

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The Great Consciousness Swindle

James Kent, the author of Psychedelic Information Theory: Shamanism in the Age of Reason, debates dualism. “If I can convince you that something invisible exists, like an ‘invisible mind’, but I also say it is immaterial and can never be measured, then … Continue reading

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Neurons that Fire Together Wire Together

New neural pathways are formed as a good habit or a bad habit develops. This is because an action that is performed over chemically alters the brain’s communication system. This is an ability in the brain called neuroplasticity, which regulates learning processes … Continue reading

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Consciousness Explained by John R Searle

John Searle, one of the world’s great philosophers of mind and language, has something to say about consciousness as a biological phenomenon. Underneath the clip I have listed some of his arguments. And at the bottom there’s a link to his … Continue reading

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Plasticity and the Capasity of the Brain

                Deep reading — the kind that you engage in when you get lost in the syntax and imagery and the long, convoluted sentences of a really meaty book — is a special … Continue reading

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Conscious Experience Integrated in the Claustrum?

Recent experiments involving electrical stimulation suggest that there exists a brain center in humans, called the claustrum, that integrates our experience of the world. We already know that consciousness is not an ethereal concept, but a brain function that can be … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Sydrome

Since Halloween is coming up soon, its interesting to know that there are people walking around believing that they are actually dead. The Cotard delusion, or the walking corpse syndrome, is a rare mental illness that causes a person to believe … Continue reading

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