Category Archives: Consciousness

Duke Study May Confirm McFadden Prediction

A study out of Duke threatens to throw into chaos the last decade or more of fMRI studies that correlate consciousness with brain activity. Hundreds of published studies over the last decade have claimed it’s possible to predict an individual’s … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Sensitive Soul

The Evolution of the Sensitive Soul: Learning and the Origins of Consciousness by Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka argues that a type of complex learning they call unlimited associative learning (UAL) is a marker in the evolutionary record for the … Continue reading

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Rubber Hands

This is tough to see when some completely accepted bit of science seems to be in error. Apparently the Rubber Hand Illusion experiment may have been wildly misinterpreted. In the illusion synchronous brush strokes on a participant’s concealed hand and … Continue reading

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