Category Archives: cognitive science

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

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

Research into the biological mechanisms underlying creativity

At the UCLA Semel Institute, Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity (courtesy of the lovely Ms. Chloe)… it blows my mind that this even exists: – Quote: ” The Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity at UCLA enables

Research into the biological mechanisms underlying creativity

At the UCLA Semel Institute, Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity (courtesy of the lovely Ms. Chloe)… it blows my mind that this even exists: – Quote: ” The Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity at UCLA enables

One IQ point can make a huge difference

    When researchers ask groups to make either coöperative or selfish decisions, every additional IQ point in the group results in a 1 percent increase in the likelihood of a coöperative choice. According to head researcher Garrett Jones, more-intelligent

One IQ point can make a huge difference

    When researchers ask groups to make either coöperative or selfish decisions, every additional IQ point in the group results in a 1 percent increase in the likelihood of a coöperative choice. According to head researcher Garrett Jones, more-intelligent

Quantum Physics in neuroscience and psychology: a neurophysical model of mind-brain interaction

Schwartz, Stapp, & Beauregard: Quantum Physique in Neurologie All I can say about this is, this paper gets right to the heart of the problem: is there “will?” Do we have volition? We might just. – Significant quote (one of

Quantum Physics in neuroscience and psychology: a neurophysical model of mind-brain interaction

Schwartz, Stapp, & Beauregard: Quantum Physique in Neurologie All I can say about this is, this paper gets right to the heart of the problem: is there “will?” Do we have volition? We might just. – Significant quote (one of

Through the Wormhole: “Sixth Sense”

“Through the Wormhole’s” episode on the Sixth Sense; non-standard ways of communication beyond those provided by the five “standard” senses. This is somewhat fringe stuff, right on the edge of what we’d call “mainstream/acceptable” science… but well researched, and from a fairly mainstream

Through the Wormhole: “Sixth Sense”

“Through the Wormhole’s” episode on the Sixth Sense; non-standard ways of communication beyond those provided by the five “standard” senses. This is somewhat fringe stuff, right on the edge of what we’d call “mainstream/acceptable” science… but well researched, and from a fairly mainstream