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The idea that everything is conscious

2018-01-28T05:02:59+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Categories: Meta, Mind, Uncategorized|

Quartz - 14h ago Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it's the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter. This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional ... The idea that everything from spoons to stones are conscious is gaining academic credibility Quartz -

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Learning more about yourself could help you better understand others

2017-09-08T03:57:25+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Ken, Mind, UpLoadedMe|

The intervention used in this research was based on the Internal Family Systems model that sees an individual’s personality as made up of different sub-personalitiesBy guest blogger Marianne Cezza As social creatures, accurately recognising and understanding the mental states of others (their intentions, knowledge, beliefs, etc.) is crucial to our social bonds and interactions. In fact,

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Passive Consciousness

2017-08-12T06:39:45+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Categories: Mind|

Think your deliberate, guiding, conscious thoughts are in charge of your actions? Think again. In a provocative paper in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a team led by Dr. Ezequiel Morsella at San Francisco State University came to a startling conclusion: consciousness is no more than a passive machine running one simple algorithm — to serve

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Apophenia

2018-04-21T08:09:45+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Mind, Wanderings|

 The term is attributed to Klaus Conrad,who defined it as the "unmotivated seeing of connections" accompanied by a "specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness". In 1958, Klaus Conrad published a monograph titled Die beginnende Schizophrenie. Versuch einer Gestaltanalyse des Wahns ("The onset of schizophrenia: an attempt to form an analysis of delusion"),in which he described

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Consciousness from Entropy

2018-03-30T02:03:08+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Categories: Mind|

It's impressive enough that our human brains are made up of the same 'star stuff' that forms the Universe, but new research suggests that this might not be the only thing the two have in common. Just like the Universe, our brains might be programmed to maximise disorder - similar to the principle of entropy - and our consciousness could simply be a side effect.

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Passive Consciousness

2018-03-30T02:09:38+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: Mind|Tags: |

Think your deliberate, guiding, conscious thoughts are in charge of your actions? Think again. In a provocative paper in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a team led by Dr. Ezequiel Morsella at San Francisco State University came to a startling conclusion: consciousness is no more than a passive machine running one simple algorithm — to serve

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Antonio Damasio

2018-03-30T02:09:51+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Categories: Mind|

We are not thinking machines that feel; rather, we are feeling machines that think. More Why do we have a brain in the first place? Not to write books, articles, or plays; not to do science or play music. Brains develop because they are an expedient way of managing life in a body.

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Ray Kurzweil

2018-03-30T02:11:03+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Categories: Mind|

Ray Kurzweil - How are Brains Conscious? Brains are conscious. The heart is not. What does the brain do that the heart does not do? How does it come to be that brains generate inner subjective experience, the movies of our minds? https://www.dropbox.com/s/20ustvr5rfg3nvf/Ray%20Kurzweil%20-%20How%20are%20Brains%20Conscious-.mp4?dl=0  

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