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Dan Dennett on our consciousness. Science is showing how the brain's development affects free will. Anesthesia as a consciousness scalpel. I’ve just written a piece for the Discover Magazine blog The Crux about a new study that used anaesthetics to “put people under” and test the limits of their conscious mind even after they’d stopped responding to the outside world.

Anesthesia as a consciousness scalpel

Doing psychology experiments on people undergoing anaesthesia is not a new idea but it has always been done on people who volunteered due to undergoing genuine surgery. But this was the first study to put volunteers under anaesthesia solely as part of an experiment. In this case, the experiment tested whether people had conscious experiences despite being unable to respond to outside stimuli – the medical definition of being unconscious. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience : A transcriptomic analysis of type I-III neurons in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. Abstract The activity of neurons in the anterolateral cell group of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNSTALG) plays a critical role in anxiety- and stress-related behaviors.

Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience : A transcriptomic analysis of type I-III neurons in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis

Histochemical studies have suggested that multiple distinct neuronal phenotypes exist in the BNSTALG. Consistent with this observation, the physiological properties of BNSTALG neurons are also heterogeneous, and three distinct cell types can be defined (Types I–III) based primarily on their expression of four key membrane currents, namely Ih, IA, IT, and IK(IR). Significantly, all four channels are multimeric proteins and can comprise of more than one pore-forming α subunit. Hence, differential expression of α subunits may further diversify the neuronal population. People Will Virtually Kill One to Save Five. It’s a moral and ethical problem that has been studied before: you see a train heading towards five hikers and you have the power to save them.

People Will Virtually Kill One to Save Five

Just pull a switch to make the train swerve out of the way on another track. BUT you’ll kill another hiker who won’t see the train coming at all. What do you do? Loi d'attraction - Argent, Abondance, Amour, réussite - Le Vortex. [FR] Une théorie de la conscience une vidéo High tech et Science. David Lynch: la conscience, la créativité et le cerveau. Watching 'Jersey Shore' might make you dumber, study suggests. Elisabetta Villa / Getty Images Watching these "Jersey Shore" goofballs might influence your smarts more than you realize, a new study suggests.

Watching 'Jersey Shore' might make you dumber, study suggests

Oh, dear. By Melissa Dahl, NBC News Take note, fans of mindless reality shows like "Jersey Shore": New research suggests watching something dumb might make you dumber. In other words, you are what you watch. It's called media priming -- the idea that the things we watch or listen to or read influence our emotions and our behavior, perhaps more than we realize. MIT TechTV – Social Cognition and Collective Intelligence.

Les virtuoses de la mémoire. Miracle en Prison - Vipassana, The Living Matrix. De la physique quantique à la thérapie informationnelle en passant par le champ corporel humain et à la cohérence cardiaque, ce film explore des idées novatrices au sujet de la santé. Des scientifiques, chercheurs, journalistes et des thérapeutes holistiques partagent leurs connaissances, leurs expériences et leurs visions. Dans le film, des chercheurs et praticiens révèlent les théories scientifiques sous-jacentes aux guérisons alternatives et offrent leurs perspectives sur le changement de paradigme dans la santé que peuvent apporter ces nouveaux concepts. Grâce aux recherches les plus récentes, découvrez comment mobiliser votre propre pouvoir d’auto-guérison, et transformez votre vision sur la santé, le bien-être et comment les conserver. Ce film est le premier documentaire présentant des chercheurs, journalistes scientifiques et praticiens de renommée internationale sur le thème des champs d’énergie et d’information dans le domaine de la santé.

People will virtually kill one to save five. It’s a moral and ethical problem that has been studied before: you see a train heading towards five hikers and you have the power to save them.

People will virtually kill one to save five

People Will Virtually Kill One to Save Five. Want to be happy? Don't live in the UK. Miserable weather, not enough holidays, and lower life expectancy ... why live in the UK?

Want to be happy? Don't live in the UK

Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA The UK and Ireland have been named as the worst places to live in Europe for quality of life, according to research published today. The UK has the 4th highest age – 63.1 – at which people choose or can afford to take retirement, and one of the lowest holiday entitlements. Net household income in the UK is just £2,314 above the European average, compared with £10,000 above average last year, falling behind Ireland, the Netherlands and Denmark. UK workers enjoy a week less holiday than the European average and three weeks less than the Spanish, while the UK's spend (as a percentage of GDP) on health and education is below the European average and UK food and diesel prices are the highest in Europe.

Ireland has the lowest numbers of hours of sunshine, the second lowest government spend on health as a proportion of GDP and the second highest retirement age of 64.1. The Blog : The Mystery of Consciousness. (Photo by AlicePopkorn) You are not aware of the electrochemical events occurring at each of the trillion synapses in your brain at this moment.

But you are aware, however dimly, of sights, sounds, sensations, thoughts, and moods. At the level of your experience, you are not a body of cells, organelles, and atoms; you are consciousness and its ever-changing contents, passing through various stages of wakefulness and sleep, and from cradle to grave. Powerful Facts About Visual Communication. Did you know that visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text?

Powerful Facts About Visual Communication

Or how about the fact that they are processed simultaneously? Elvis in potato chip neuroscience. A new study just published in Cerebral Cortex on the neuroscience on how we see meaningful information in unpatterned visual scenes, seems a little fixated on Elvis.

Elvis in potato chip neuroscience

The study concludes: Les médecines douces remboursées. New test for consciousness in 'comatose' patients. The Coma Science Group (CRCyclotron, University of Liège /Liège University Hospital), led by Dr Steven Laureys, has developed, along with its partners in London, Ontario, (Canada) and Cambridge (England), a portable test which will permit a simpler and less expensive diagnosis of 'vegetative' patients who still have consciousness, despite the fact that they do not have the means to express it.

New test for consciousness in 'comatose' patients

The researchers' conclusions are published this week in The Lancet. The desire to develop this simple test of consciousness, at the patient's bedside, follows on from previous research carried out by the Coma Science Group. Professor Steven Laureys and his colleagues had in effect already demonstrated, in 2009, that 40% of so-called 'vegetative' patients had been badly diagnosed and that in reality they retained a certain degree of consciousness. Scientists Measure Dream Content For The First Time. Brain Scanner Records Dreams on Video. Just a few weeks ago, we posted about how brain patterns can reveal almost exactly what you're thinking.

Brain Scanner Records Dreams on Video

Now, researchers at UC Berkeley have figured out how to extract what you're picturing inside your head, and they can play it back on video. The way this works is very similar to the mind-reading technique that we covered earlier this month. A functional MRI (fMRI) machine watches the patterns that appear in people's brains as they watch a movie, and then correlates those patterns with the image on the screen.

With these data, a complex computer model was created to predict the relationships between a given brain pattern and a given image, and a huge database was created that matched 18,000,000 seconds worth of random YouTube videos to possible brain patterns. Physics and Consciousness Body Energy Frequency by StarStuffs. "To know the mechanics of the wave is to know the entire secret of Nature. " Walter Russell. The ethics of brain boosting. The idea of a simple, cheap and widely available device that could boost brain function sounds too good to be true. Yet promising results in the lab with emerging ‘brain stimulation’ techniques, though still very preliminary, have prompted Oxford neuroscientists to team up with leading ethicists at the University to consider the issues the new technology could raise.

They spoke to Radio 4's Today programme this morning. Recent research in Oxford and elsewhere has shown that one type of brain stimulation in particular, called transcranial direct current stimulation or TDCS, can be used to improve language and maths abilities, memory, problem solving, attention, even movement. The Blog : The Mystery of Consciousness II. (Photo by h.koppdelaney) The universe is filled with physical phenomena that appear devoid of consciousness. From the birth of stars and planets, to the early stages of cell division in a human embryo, the structures and processes we find in Nature seem to lack an inner life. At some point in the development of certain complex organisms, however, consciousness emerges. This miracle does not depend on a change of materials—for you and I are built of the same atoms as a fern or a ham sandwich.

Rather, it must be a matter of organization. Carlos Castaneda. Carlos Castaneda (birthdate unclear – died April 27, 1998),[1] was an American author with a Ph.D. in anthropology. Early life[edit] He moved to the United States in the early 1950s and became a naturalized citizen in 1957. Inbox (3399) - julianwalterinperu. Consciousness Drives The Universe‬‏ Neuroscience vs philosophy: Taking aim at free will. Towards Participatory Ecology : Positive Technology Journal. The environmental impact of non renewable energies, such as fossil and nuclear fuels, is becoming more and more dramatic.

Injury Research and Prevention Literature Update - Abstract Details. How To Create Your Own Self-Hypnosis Audio. The Death Delusion « Kensho. By Bard Canning. Subliminal Motivation. Weird Wired Science. Nikola Tesla unlimited free energy forever THEY dont want you to know about. Review of Galantamine: the Lucid Dreaming Pill. Sixthsense. The Roots of Consciousness: Theory, The Biological Perspective. The Biological Perspective In the Introduction, I discussed the evolution of organized matter from the photon through particles, atoms and molecules to living cells which begin to differentiate in structure and function forming a wide variety of tissues and organs that play a specialized function in the human body.

Demonstrations of silencing, a visual illusion. Sleep Helps Us Remember What We Need To. Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain by Antonio Damasio - review. BBC-Dangerous Knowledge (Part 1-10) The Magic of Matrix Energetics with Richard Bartlett. A mind of one's own. Think time flies? Well actually, you may be right - Technology & science - Tech and gadgets - Gizmodo. Scientists fool people into thinking they're tiny or giant - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience. Sleepy brain waves predict dream recall : Neurophilosophy. Test measures spark of consciousness. Split brain with one half atheist and one half theist. BBC - Earth News - Monkeys 'display self-doubt' like humans. Theta Wave Brain Synchronization. Human echolocation activates visual parts of the brain : Neurophilosophy. Religious Experiences Shrink Part of the Brain.

Dreams: Night School. Brain waves can cut braking distances, researchers say. 5 Steps Toward Regaining Consciousness. Center for Consciousness Studies . Tucson . Arizona. iAwake. Quantum mind. Wiki : The Noosphere and The Gaian Mind. Cosmic consciousness. Resonance and the Quantum-Mind-Reality Field Paradigm. Orch-OR.

A New Marriage of Brain and Computer. Clarifying the Tubulin bit/qubit - Defending the Penrose-Hameroff Orch OR Model (Quantum Biology) ‪Stuart Hameroff about Quantum Consciousness 1‬‏ ‪Stuart Hameroff about Quantum Consciousness 2‬‏ ‪Stuart Hameroff about Quantum Consciousness 3‬‏ Stuart Hameroff about Quantum Consciousness 4. Unconscious purchasing urges revealed by brain scans - life - 09. Healing the Body with Mindfulness of Breathing « Metta Refuge. Drugs World.

Illusions of bodily awareness adapted for the pub : Neurophilosophy. More Than Meets the Mirror: Illusion Test Links Difficulty Sensing Internal Cues with Distorted Body-Image. The Best illusion ever ? Yes. Frontline: the persuaders: neuromarketing. BBC Horizon - The Secret You. Ego death. Mind Hacks. Museumgoing in the Brain. How does anesthesia disturb self-perception? Alien Hand Syndrome sees woman attacked by her own hand.

Oliver_Sacks_-_The_Man_Who_Mistook_His_Wife_For_A_ The period of the brain pretending to be the mind. Optical Neuromodulation. LSD Testing (British Troops) Consciousness of subjective time in the brain — PNAS. The Roots of Consciousness: Theory, The Biological Perspective. Consciousness: Mind Over Matter. What the science of human nature can teach us. Biological Consciousness and the Experience of the Transcendent. Dan Dennett on our consciousness.