Category Archives: Consciousness

World As Neural Network?

I’m interested in getting people reactions to this paper: The world as a neural network. Here’s a fragment of the abstract that omits the technical parts: We discuss a possibility that the entire universe on its most fundamental level is … Continue reading

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Origins of Qualia and Self

I have never been a fan of the so-called “hard problem” of consciousness. In part, this is probably because I never have considered myself a philosopher. While, like most people, I have some “philosophical” ideas, philosophy itself as a formal, … Continue reading

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Brain As Emulator

I can’t remember how I first came across Robert Pepperell’s Consciousness as a Physical Process Caused by the Organization of Energy in the Brain. At the time, I remember the paper struck me as interesting and made some good points … Continue reading

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