Monthly Archives: January 2012

Review: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

As you can see from his picture, Julian Jaynes was one intense-looking dude. And believe you me, as intense as that stare of his is, so are his ideas. “Bicameralism” is the term Jaynes coined for the concept which he

Review: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

As you can see from his picture, Julian Jaynes was one intense-looking dude. And believe you me, as intense as that stare of his is, so are his ideas. “Bicameralism” is the term Jaynes coined for the concept which he

More on Christopher Langan: possibly the “World’s Smartest Man?”

   I posted a link to (a summary of) Christopher Langan’s Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU) a while back… but I suspect that most of you had no idea what it is and probably glazed over it or didn’t even glance

More on Christopher Langan: possibly the “World’s Smartest Man?”

   I posted a link to (a summary of) Christopher Langan’s Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU) a while back… but I suspect that most of you had no idea what it is and probably glazed over it or didn’t even glance

New insights into the brain’s consciousness-mediating mechanisms

It’s common knowledge that humans’ conscious minds “reside” in the frontal cortex. Or is it? Recent discoveries have led to an intriguing alternate theory: that consciousness, as a process, arises in and around the interaction of various brain regions. A team of

New insights into the brain’s consciousness-mediating mechanisms

It’s common knowledge that humans’ conscious minds “reside” in the frontal cortex. Or is it? Recent discoveries have led to an intriguing alternate theory: that consciousness, as a process, arises in and around the interaction of various brain regions. A team of

Black-light dog engineered by South Korean researchers

Tegon the Beagle isn’t just friendly; he’s got a certain aura about him — literally. A team from Seoul’s National University cloned the unsuspecting pooch with with a certain alteration in his gene sequence, causing him to glow bright green under

Black-light dog engineered by South Korean researchers

Tegon the Beagle isn’t just friendly; he’s got a certain aura about him — literally. A team from Seoul’s National University cloned the unsuspecting pooch with with a certain alteration in his gene sequence, causing him to glow bright green under

Twins… born five years apart?

The Blakes, a couple from Gloucestershire, England, have two children, produced from the same batch of embryos. The children, twins Reuben and Floren, are the products of intracytoplasmic sperm injection, a fertility treatment wherein a a sperm cell is injected

Twins… born five years apart?

The Blakes, a couple from Gloucestershire, England, have two children, produced from the same batch of embryos. The children, twins Reuben and Floren, are the products of intracytoplasmic sperm injection, a fertility treatment wherein a a sperm cell is injected

Chimpanzees may have “Theory of Mind”

It’s often been debated whether or not nonhuman animals have “theory of mind” (TOM)  –– the ability to imagine what others may know or feel. Recent data suggests that chimps may in fact have this ability, crucial to the development

Chimpanzees may have “Theory of Mind”

It’s often been debated whether or not nonhuman animals have “theory of mind” (TOM)  –– the ability to imagine what others may know or feel. Recent data suggests that chimps may in fact have this ability, crucial to the development