Tag Archives: Brain

Is the Brain a Computer?

I’ve just read an interesting article by Robert Epstein which tries to debunk the idea that the brain is a computer. His main thrust seems to be that the idea that the brain is a computer is just a metaphor, … Continue reading

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Consciousness continues to amaze and elude

View image | gettyimages.com I make no excuse for returning to the topic of consciousness. It’s a phenomenon that, apparently, everyone experiences, and almost certainly some animals experience it too. However, it is the ultimate in subjectiveness. No one except … Continue reading

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Time and time again

View image | gettyimages.com Well, this will be my third post in a row about time. I think I’ll discuss something else next week! As I’ve said before, the path of a particle as it travels through space in the … Continue reading

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The Psi thing

I read a book recently, a real paper book, which was called “brain wars” and was written by Mario Beauregard, who is a neuroscience professor at the University of Montreal. The book amounts to an attack on materialist philosophy, arguing … Continue reading

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Consciousness, in mice and men and flatworms

Of all emergent phenomena consciousness is the most mysterious, probably because we don’t seem to have a handle on the concept. We don’t understand how it arises and probably not much about what it comprises and how it works. We … Continue reading

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There’s a Song in my Head.

(“There’s a song in my head” by Martha and the Muffins 1985 – NOT my kind of music by the way.)   The way the brain works fascinates me. It seems to favour the most unexpected linkages between memories. What … Continue reading

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