Human consciousness is characterized by constant transitions in time.
Few of the many theories devised to account for consciousness are explicit about the role they ascribe to evolution, and a significant fraction, by their silence on the subject, treat evolutionary processes as being, in effect, irrelevant. This is a problem for biological realists trying to assess the applicability of
The NASA deception has been a reality in the culture and perception of human kind since the last 60 years. Nowadays we can see that the proof that NASA presented as a Moon landing is no other than a laughable scam.
Where is consciousness? Neurobiological theories of consciousness look primarily to synaptic firing and “spike codes” as the physical substrate of consciousness, although the specific mechanisms of consciousness remain unknown. Synaptic firing results from electrochemical processes in neuron axons and dendrites. All neurons also produce electromagnetic (EM) fields due to various
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How do brains create all our different colors, pains, and other conscious qualities? These various qualia are the most essential aspects of consciousness.
Evolutionary theories suggest that dreams function as a world simulator of events that maximizes our ability to surmount social and threat-related challenges critical to survivorship and reproduction.
Two very fundamental aspects of phenomenal experiences underline the fact that they seem to have “something it’s like.” One aspect is the fact that experiences have a locus: they Can seem “external” (perceptual), “internal” (interoceptive, bodily or emotional) or “mental.” A second fundamental aspect is the imposingness of experiences.
What are the nature of the relationship among qualia, contents of consciousness, and behavioral reports? Traditionally, this type of question has been only addressed via a qualitative and philosophical approach. Some theorists emphasize an incomplete and inaccurate nature of reports of one's own qualia to discourage formal research programs on
Decades of research have advanced our understanding of the biophysical mechanisms underlying consciousness.
The rise of gadgets in the digital age has led to a decline in human attention span, which is less than a goldfish
The notion of complexity currently receives significant attention in neuroscience, mainly through the popularity of the Integrated Information Theory (IIT).
Nurturing an attitude of gratitude is a simple way to bring more joy, well-being and even physical health to your life.
“Even if I were pollinated and fully vaccinated, I would admire the unvaccinated for withstanding the greatest pressure I have ever seen, even from partners, parents, children, friends, colleagues and doctors. People who were capable of such personality, courage and critical ability are undoubtedly the best of humanity. They are
The nature of consciousness is considered one of science’s most perplexing and persistent mysteries.