Category Archives: Consciousness

Waves and Dimensions

Brain waves were discovered over a hundred years ago and first measured crudely with an electroencephalogram in 1924. We know the brain is always active, even during sleep, and the patterns of activity change with our conscious state. A few … Continue reading

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Fickle Neurons

A new paper, Beyond dimension reduction: Stable electric fields emerge from and allow representational drift, suggests that electrical fields generated by the brain stabilize mental representations. Here is the abstract: It is known that the exact neurons maintaining a given … Continue reading

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Why Is There Magnetite in the Human Brain?

Good question. The general consensus seems to be that it enables a primitive form of magnetoreception, Kirschvink thinks magnetite is the key. Receptor cells containing crystals of magnetite could register changes in magnetic fields and report this information to the … Continue reading

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