To be sorted
Merci beaucoup à Stéphanie pour la traduction de cet article. Pour voir l’original en espagnol, cliquez ici . Le neuroscientifique canadien explique que les chercheurs se sont réunis pour signer un manifeste dans lequel est reconnue l’existence de la conscience de tous les mammifères, oiseaux et autres créatures telles que le poulpe, et de quelle manière cette découverte pourrait impacter la société. Le neuroscientifique canadien Philip Low, a gagné la proéminence dans la presse scientifique, après avoir présenté un projet avec le physicien Stephen Hawking, âgé de70 ans. Low veut aider Hawking, qui est complètement paramysé depuis 40 ans à cause d’une maladie dégénérative, et c’est pour cette raison qu’il ne peut communiquer que par l’esprit.
Encyclopedia Britannica lists Nikola Tesla as one of the top ten most fascinating people in history. Nikola Tesla was an electrical engineer who changed the world with the invention of the AC (alternating current) induction motor, making the universal transmission and distribution of electricity possible. So why is he virtually unknown to the general public? This rare film stars Orson Welles and features a dramatic recreation of a meeting between Nikola Tesla, Industrialist J.P. Morgan and Thomas Edison, that would decide the fate and future of today's Electric Power Industry in America and the world. But what happened to Tesla?
Antonio Damasio asks: How do we become conscious of the things around us? In a TED Talk, he describes scientific findings about the nature of consciousness Our minds make maps of all the things we see, hear and sense, he says Damasio: We need more than the maps; it takes a sense of self to be fully conscious Editor's note: Antonio Damasio, author of " Self Comes to Mind ", published by Pantheon/Vintage, is a professor of neuroscience and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. He spoke at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach, California. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to "Ideas worth spreading," which it makes available through talks posted on its website .
Main Stream Media
G83.3010 Consciousness, Action and Attention Thursday 3:30-5:30, Philosophy 2nd floor Seminar Room, 5 Washington Place (Note the change to the 2 nd floor) Attendance by those who are not PhD students in a philosophy department requires permission of Professor Block Requirements: A 10 page mid-term paper is due March 13 th and a longer term paper is due May 1 st . The term paper can be a revised version of the mid-term paper
Free will has long been a fraught concept among philosophers and theologians.
Human beings are part of nature. They are made of flesh and blood, brain and bone; but for much of the time they are also conscious.
Wouldn't it be amazing if our bodies prepared us for future events that could be very important to us, even if there's no clue about what those events will be? Presentiment without any external clues may, in fact, exist, according to new Northwestern University research that analyzes the results of 26 studies published between 1978 and 2010. Researchers already know that our subconscious minds sometimes know more than our conscious minds. Physiological measures of subconscious arousal, for instance, tend to show up before conscious awareness that a deck of cards is stacked against us. "What hasn't been clear is whether humans have the ability to predict future important events even without any clues as to what might happen," said Julia Mossbridge, lead author of the study and research associate in the Visual Perception, Cognition and Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern.
Just what do our emotions look like? It’s a simple question with extremely complex answers.
Introduction In consciousness science, psychiatry, and virtual reality (VR), the concept of presence is used to refer to the subjective sense of reality of the world and of the self within the world ( Metzinger, 2003 ; Sanchez-Vives and Slater, 2005 ). Presence is a characteristic of most normal healthy conscious experience.
to be sorted 2
A new review of published studies looking at the relationship between a gene and brain structure offers a sobering lesson in how science goes wrong. Dutch neuroscientists Marc Molendijk and colleagues took all of the studies that compared a particular variant, BDNF val66met , and the volume of the human hippocampus . It's a long story , but there are various biological reasons that these two things might be correlated.