What if intelligence can thrive without consciousness?
A new finding that unconsciously processed images are distributed to higher-order brain networks requires the revision of a popular theory of consciousness.
Do our thoughts have any meaning whatsoever?
Until robots understand jokes and sarcasm, artificial general intelligence will remain in the realm of science fiction.
Implicit bias may be outside your conscious control, but that doesn’t mean change is.
Anesthesia causes animals and humans to lose consciousness. A study found it has a similar effect on Venus flytraps.
At a fundamental level, only a few particles and forces govern all of reality. How do their combinations create human consciousness?
"You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it."
Science has not yet reached a consensus on the nature of consciousness.
The human brain is only the latest chapter in the ancient story of thinking on Earth.
What if death isn’t the end? NDEs may complicate what science teaches us about death and consciousness.
For some reason, the bodies of deceased monks stay "fresh" for a long time.
The separation of conjoined twins is fraught with stomach-churning biomedical and ethical challenges.
He couldn't identify the numbers 2 through 9. But strangely, he could still see ones and zeros.
Experiences that put you in a state of flow are shown to override PTSD and heartbreak.
You can learn things 250% faster by unlocking your ‘flow state.’
The engineer working on Google's AI, called LaMDA, suffers from what we could call Michelangelo Syndrome. Scientists must beware hubris.
Your subjective experience might not end the moment your heart stops, research on near-death experiences suggests.
the human brain remains highly responsive to sound during sleep, but it does not receive feedback from higher order areas — sort of like an orchestra with “the conductor missing.”