All posts tagged with consciousness

Bitwise consciousness

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Carl Zimmer writes about theories of consciousness in today’s Science NY Times, and describes the work of my Wisconsin colleague, Giulio Tononi.

Mind control

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We've been watching this show on the SciFi channel, Mind Control, in which British "psychological illusionist" Derren Brown. Brown is sort of like a much le...

Octopus minds

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I like this post on octopus intelligence by Chris Chatham. He reviews an article by Jennifer Mather that claims that cephalopods have primary consciousness....

Greetings, meat machines, it's a New Year

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I was going to make it a quote of the day, but this column by NYT writer Dennis Overbye is worth reading in full. It's about the march of science against fr...

Searle on Humphrey

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Philosopher of mind John Searle has written a review of Nick Humphrey's new book, "Seeing Red: A Study in Consciousness."

A view on animal consciousness

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This could be a very long post, but isn't -- surely a few other short ones and a longer one will follow this summer. If you've been following, you will reme...

Quote of the day

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Cited in a lecture I heard today, from T. H. Huxley: