Neuroscience Readies for a Showdown Over Consciousness Ideas. Some problems in science are so hard, we don’t really know what meaningful questions to ask about them — or whether they are even truly solvable by science. Consciousness is one of those: Some researchers think it is an illusion; others say it pervades everything. Some hope to see it reduced to the underlying biology of neurons firing; others say that it is an irreducibly holistic phenomenon.
The question of what kinds of physical systems are conscious “is one of the deepest, most fascinating problems in all of science,” wrote the computer scientist Scott Aaronson of the University of Texas at Austin. “I don’t know of any philosophical reason why [it] should be inherently unsolvable” — but “humans seem nowhere close to solving it.” Now a new project currently under review hopes to close in on some answers. If all is approved and goes according to plan, the experiments could start this autumn. He is realistic about the prospects. A Workspace for Awareness Seeking Neural Correlates. 08 Mind (I) - Hermetik International. VIII.
The Mind (I) Introduction No theory of the life of the Universe is at once so simple and so grand as the theory of breath (Swara). Scientists Discover That Our Brain Waves Can Be Sent by Electrical Fields. Revisiting the Quantum Brain Hypothesis: Toward Quantum (Neuro)biology?
Electromagnetic Mind - Principal: Main theory and layers of a conscious field in different scales. How mind can be constructed from a variety of electromagnetic (EM) field layers?
This is important question is answered following an a very integrative and experimentally based framework developed by a leading Indian-Japan team  and directy supported by various works [2,10,11] ... As the authors write in the abstract of the cited work: " Our hardware is a multilayered seed structure. If we open the largest seed, which is the final hardware, we find several computing seed structures inside, if we take any of them and open, there are several computing seeds inside. We design and synthesize the smallest seed, the entire multilayered architecture grows by itself.
EM Field Theories of Consciousness. Most scientists now embrace monism, that the stuff of mind is the same as the stuff of the brain, matter.
Many, particularly in the artificial intelligence field, take the view that consciousness is just an inevitable product of complex computation, as the evolutionary biologist T. H. Huxley put it, like the steam whistle, which accompanies the work of a locomotive [but] without influence upon its machinery. Our Conscious Mind Could Be An Electromagnetic Field. Are our thoughts made of the distributed kind of electromagnetic field that permeates space and carries the broadcast signal to the TV or radio.
Professor Johnjoe McFadden from the School of Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Surrey in the UK believes our conscious mind could be an electromagnetic field. “The theory solves many previously intractable problems of consciousness and could have profound implications for our concepts of mind, free will, spirituality, the design of artificial intelligence, and even life and death,” he said. Most people consider "mind" to be all the conscious things that we are aware of. But much, if not most, mental activity goes on without awareness. Actions such as walking, changing gear in your car or peddling a bicycle can become as automatic as breathing. Thoughts Are Electro-Biomagnetic Waves - Wonders Of Human Bio-electricity. Changing Our DNA through Mind Control?
“I think, therefore I am” is perhaps the most familiar one-liner in western philosophy.
Even if the stoners, philosophers and quantum mechanically-inclined skeptics who believe we’re living an illusion are right, few existential quips hit with such profound, approachable simplicity. The only catch is that in Descartes’ opinion, “we” – our thoughts, our personalities, our “minds” – are mostly divorced from our bodies. The polymathic Frenchman and other dualist philosophers proposed that while the mind exerts control over our physical interaction with the world, there is a clear delineation between body and mind; that our material forms are simply temporary housing for our immaterial souls. But centuries of science argue against a corporeal crash pad. The body and mind appear inextricably linked. Lead investigator Dr. In Carlson’s study distressed breast cancer survivors were divided into three groups. Previous work hinted at this association. Could these five thought patterns be making you age faster? Jenn Liv How can one person bask in the sunshine of good health, while another person looks old before her time?
Humans have been asking this question for millennia, and recently, it’s becoming clearer and clearer to scientists that the differences between people’s rates of aging lie in the complex interactions among genes, social relationships, environments and lifestyles. Even though you are born with a particular set of genes, the way you live can influence how they express themselves.
Some lifestyle factors may even turn genes on or shut them off. Deep within the genetic heart of all our cells are telomeres, or repeating segments of noncoding DNA that live at the ends of the chromosomes. What this means: Aging is a dynamic process that could possibly be accelerated or slowed — and, in some aspects, even reversed. People who score high on measures of cynical hostility have shorter telomeres. Scientists say your “mind" isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body. You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind.
You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind. The mind isn’t locked in the brain but extends far beyond it.