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Guest Post: “The Emotional Past” by Joseph LeDoux

An excerpt from Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are by Joseph LeDoux …According to the mood congruity hypothesis, memories are more easily retrieved when the emotional state at the time of memory formation matches the state at the time of retrieval. For example, we are more likely to remember sad than happy events when... Read more »

Guest Post: “Watching The Movie Of Our Life” by Michael Gazzaniga

An excerpt from The Mind’s Past by Michael Gazzaniga 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?”… Continue Reading

Guest Post: What Is It Like To Be A Thermostat?

An excerpt from The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers … 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… Continue Reading

Guest Post: The User Illusion

An Excerpt from The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down To Size By Tor Norretranders The 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... Read more »