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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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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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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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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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Animal Madness

Behind those funny animal videos, sometimes, are oddly human-like problems. Laurel Braitman studies non-human animals who exhibit signs of mental health issues — from compulsive bears to self-destructive rats to monkeys with unlikely friends. Braitman asks what we as humans … Continue reading

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New Technology May Reveal How Long You’ll Live

Facial recognition technology may soon become personal, as a group of scientists is working on a system that analyze an individual’s longevity prospects based on how his or her face has aged. The research is still in its early stages, but … Continue reading

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