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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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Identity

2016-07-21T22:48:53+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Categories: Mind|

From Wikipedia   Although Socrates —who was the main character in most of Plato ‘s dialogues—was a genuine historical figure, it is commonly understood that in later dialogues Plato used the character of Socrates to give voice to his own philosophical views. The Socratic problem refers to the difficulty or inability of determining what in

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Socrates and Plato

2016-07-21T22:45:36+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Categories: Mind|

Although Socrates —who was the main character in most of Plato 's dialogues—was a genuine historical figure, it is commonly understood that in later dialogues Plato used the character of Socrates to give voice to his own philosophical views. The Socratic problem refers to the difficulty or inability of determining what in Plato's writings is

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False Memory

2018-03-30T02:05:49+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Categories: Mind|

The real world of our memory is made of bits of true facts, surrounded by holes that we Spackle over with guesses and beliefs and crowd-sourced rumors. From NYTime  

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Information and Consciousness

2018-03-30T02:05:15+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Categories: Mind|

Do you think that the machine you are reading this story on, right now, has a feeling of “what it is like” to be in its state? What about a pet dog? Does it have a sense of what it’s like to be in its state? It may pine for attention, and appear to have

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Notes on Consciousness- Draft

2016-07-18T12:29:27+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Categories: Mind|

Vaighenger? Damasio Graziano Attention Awareness Consciousness Self-Awareness Identity Graziano, Michael S. A. (2013-08-01). Consciousness and the Social Brain (p. 51). Oxford University Press. Kindle Edition. Awareness is a description of attention. Graziano, Michael S. A. (2013-08-01). Consciousness and the Social Brain (p. 23). Oxford University Press. Kindle Edition. awareness is a schematized, descriptive model of

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