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Watching The Movie Of Our Life
An excerpt from The Mind’s Past, by Michael Gazzaniga

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Starting in the mid-1950’s, although not publishing his results until the mid-1960’s, Benjamin Libet tweaked the scientific world with the question, “How long must a stimulus occur before we become conscious of it?”…

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What Is It Like To Be A Thermostat?
An excerpt from The Conscious Mind, by David Chalmers

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… if experience is truly a fundamental property, it seems natural for it to be widespread. Certainly all the other fundamental properties that we know about occur even in simple systems, and throughout the universe…

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Maternity Leave
I am on maternity leave. I look forward to posting again when I return…

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I Wonder FAQ
Here are my answers to frequently asked questions about I Wonder.

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You say that you wrote “I Wonder” for adults as well as children. Can you explain more about why?

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The User Illusion
An Excerpt from The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down To Size
By Tor Norretranders

Tree Grass CloudsThe fact is that every single second, millions of bits of information flood in through our senses. But our consciousness processes only perhaps forty bits a second – at most. Millions and millions of bits are condensed to a conscious experience that contains practically no information at all…
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What Is A Field?
Contributing editor to Scientific American Magazine, George Musser, explains how physicists think about the universe using the fundamental concept of “the field”.

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