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"Who am I?"
"Who am I?"
"Who am I?"

Mind, meet brain? Howwayya?

I live in a little room called my mind, a warm and homey place. Sure it gets a little messy now and then, and I feel like cleaning out the mess, but then it’s my mind, and don’t you criticize what you can’t u...
 
"Jesse Prinze Unity of Consciousness Consciousness Online mbSci"
"Jesse Prinze Unity of Consciousness Consciousness Online mbSci"
"Jesse Prinze Unity of Consciousness Consciousness Online mbSci"

Consciousness Online: Jesse Prinz on the (Dis)Unity of Consciousness

Jesse Prinz, a philosopher at the City University of New York, takes up the question of the unity of consciousness. He then explores the implications and experimental support for this claim.
 
"Colin Clifford Image Consciousness Online mbSci"
"Colin Clifford Image Consciousness Online mbSci"
"Colin Clifford Image Consciousness Online mbSci"

Consciousness Online: Colin Clifford on the Neural Signature of Consciousness

Colin Clifford, a psychologist at the University of Sydney, is involved in the so-called mind reading movement in neuroscience. In this video presentation, Clifford offers an accessible and rigorous introduction to this new an...
"Hakwan Lau mbSci Consciousness Online Higher Order Theory of Consciousness"
"Hakwan Lau mbSci Consciousness Online Higher Order Theory of Consciousness"
"Hakwan Lau mbSci Consciousness Online Higher Order Theory of Consciousness"

Consciousness Online: Hakwan Lau on the Higher-Order Theory of Consciousness

Hakwan Lau, a cognitive neuroscientist at Columbia University and the Donders Institute, is interested in empirically testing philosophical theories of consciousness. In this talk he presents the results of his experiments that...
:Cortex Thalamus Modha Singh Mandala"
:Cortex Thalamus Modha Singh Mandala"
:Cortex Thalamus Modha Singh Mandala"

Interactive Wiring of Cortex and Thalamus

The part of the brain that supports conscious contents is the cortex and thalamus. Modha and Singh showed the long-distance link in this system as a mandala....
"Your Cortex is Flat Maplike Image"
"Your Cortex is Flat Maplike Image"
"Your Cortex is Flat Maplike Image"

Your Cortex is Flat

The cortex is a flat sheet, shown beautifully here by Van Essen et al (see the Van Essen Lab at the University of St. Louis). This is the six-layered sheet of cells and fibers that makes up our cortex, the "neo-cortex" (because...