Author Archives: James Cross

Spontaneous Electrical Low-frequency Oscillations (SELFOs) has a great overview of two issues from Royal Society Publishing on the origins of nervous systems. One great thing about the issues is it seems so far at least that almost every article in the two issues seems … Continue reading

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Feeling Neurons?

A recent post on panpsychism in relation to a book review and a comment by Travis R. has me thinking about some things. One thing is whether we are fundamentally conflating two related but somewhat distinct concepts in discussions of … Continue reading

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Civil Servant With No Brain Explained

Occasionally I have seen various papers, blog posts, and comments referencing the famous 44 year French civil servant who lives a normal life seemingly without a brain. Sometimes the writers demand an explanation from consciousness theories. Other times arguments are … Continue reading

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