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Is the Brain a Receiver?

The brain is a physical organ in the same way the kidneys or lungs are a physical organ: it is infused with blood vessels, a specialist class of cells forms its structure, and biochemical and electrical activity comprise the modes … Continue reading

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Consciousness: The Cosmic Background

I had promised a post on the nature of consciousness a few days ago, and as I was thinking about what I wanted to present, it occurred to me that consciousness has a peculiar relationship to reality and the universe. … Continue reading

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Source of computer consciousness found

Alright, the title is sarcastic, but the point I want to make is that the freedom to interpret facts cannot be abridged. It’s easy to explain consciousness in a human brain because consciousness, as an experience, cannot be observed — … Continue reading

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Digesting Searle: Is Consciousness a Higher Level Biological Process?

I was just reading some of John R. Searle’s remarks on the nature of consciousness in his book, “Mind.” The relevant part for my post is on pp. 116-120 where he says consciousness is a higher level biological process, like … Continue reading

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