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Brain. Mind. The plagues of modern science...

An influential group of European neuroscientists is threatening to boycott the Human Brain Project (HBP), the hugely ambitious plan to map the entire human brain in computer models that is slated to receive up to €1 billion in funding from the European Union and its member countries. 249 more words

Science Dogmatism

Turn off consciousness... So?

That’s what doctors at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., inadvertently discovered while evaluating a 54-year-old woman with epilepsy. The researchers realized that by using electrodes to deliver tiny jolts of electricity to a particular region of the woman’s brain, they could control her consciousness almost as if they had an on-off switch. 23 more words


Scanning the brain. So what?

DARPA wants to build a computer that mimics the human brain. [1]

At the same time scientists have shown that  it is possible to reconstruct thoughts more accurately than ever before by analysing MRI images of the brain (along with the use of an elegant mathematical model). 47 more words

Science Dogmatism

Human as 'World'

One of my philosophical goals is to build a comprehensive and consistent account of… pretty much everything I can manage to stuff into it. I think that I’m a systems builder at heart – I want to build edifices out of words which will amaze and astound those who read it. 887 more words


Devotion and Dogmatism

I am truly agnostic. I am one might call wishy-washy. But not in the sense that wishy-washy means I do not care to understand or attempt to understand. 1,063 more words

Primates, brain stimulation, free will, dogmatism...

When electrical pulses are applied to the ventral tegmental area of their brain, macaques presented with two images change their preference from one image to the other. 61 more words