Tag: consciousness

The Construction of Awareness and Modeling of Minds

Is there a substantial difference between your ability to recognize someone else awareness and point of focus and that of our own attention? While it is clear we have greater insight into our own behavior, desires and thoughts, Michael Graziano suspects that the cognitive machinery remains the same. In Consciousness and the Social Brain, Graziano […]

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From Stardust to Consciousness and Free Will

We are made from the same debris that sprung forth from the big bang and formed the stars we look up to at night. The particles that make up you or I are hardly different to those which make up a comet in some distant galaxy of which we’ve yet to even see. “If the […]

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Awareness Is Information That You’re Not Aware Of

“In introspecting, in asking yourself whether you have an awareness of something, and in making the decision that you have it, what you are deciding on, what you are assessing, the actual stuff your decision engine is collecting, weighing, and concluding that you have, is information. Strictly speaking, the neuronal machinery is deciding that certain […]

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Consciousness in Plants, Animals, and Man

“In attempting to understand the elements out of which mental phenomena are compounded, it is of the greatest importance to remember that from the protozoa to man there is nowhere a very wide gap either in structure or in behaviour. From this fact it is a highly probable inference that there is also nowhere a […]

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