Tag Archives: Neuroscience

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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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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Photographer Uses Neuroscience To Redefined The Meaning Of Beauty

This fascinating photographic project, titled the ‘Original Ideal’, is an impressive blend of neuroscience and photography and attempts to explore and reveal the deepest part of our personality – how we perceive ourselves. All subjects were placed in a minimal studio setting where … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Recipients from Norway in Physiology or Medicine

              Congratulations to this year´s Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine and cognitive neuroscientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser from Norway together with John O´Keefe from UK, which have discovered an inner positioning system … Continue reading

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Why Do Schizophrenics Hear Voices?

Neuroscientist David Eagleman and his team have conducted perception experiments on schizophrenics, and Eagleman theorize that schizophrenics suffer from something called ‘credit misattribution’. They hear voices, but don’t believe that they’re causing the voices themselves. The experiment suggest that the … Continue reading

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