Category Archives: neuroscience

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

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

Trans fats linked to cognitive defects and dementia

Dr. Gene Bowman and colleagues of Oregon Health & Science University recently published a study linking specific nutrient patterns to brain and cognitive function. Published in the Dec 8 issue of Neurology, Dr. Bowman et al. analyzed   104 healthy elderly adults, and found links

Trans fats linked to cognitive defects and dementia

Dr. Gene Bowman and colleagues of Oregon Health & Science University recently published a study linking specific nutrient patterns to brain and cognitive function. Published in the Dec 8 issue of Neurology, Dr. Bowman et al. analyzed   104 healthy elderly adults, and found links

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

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