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The Consciousness Chronicles

Check out Nick Day’s documentary recorded at the annual Toward a Science of Consciousness conference. Artificial intelligenceBuddhismCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceconsciousnessEmbodied cognitionExtended MindneuroscienceNick Dayphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindPhilosophy of scienceQuantum mechanicsRoger PenroseRupert Sheldrake

It was the sound that tasted different

Here’s an article from The Economist. More informative however is the work of V.S. Ramachandran and co. arguably the leading researcher in the field. See “The Phenomenology of Synaesthesia” and the recent “Survival of the Synesthesia Gene: Why Do People Hear Colors and Taste Words?“ ColorSensation and PerceptionSynesthesiaThe EconomistV.S. RamachandranVilayanur Ramachandran

Can science ever explain consciousness?

Anil Seth, Chris Frith and Barry Smith (of Birkbeck, not Buffalo!) outline the topography in a podcast. Anil SethBarry SmithChris FrithCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive sciencecomplexityconsciousnessEmbodied cognitionMagnetic resonance imagingneurosciencePhilosophy of mindqualia


Here’s a recent WSJ article summing up the state of play in mapping brain connectivity. Here is Susan Bookheimer who holds the Joaquin Fuster Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience chair at UCLA – Fuster is off course a name many readers will recognise from my postings here and here. The images are from the Human Connectome…