Reader View · 6 min read · From 2020 · A really nice paper came out recently that claims to have discovere d a ne ural correlate of sensory consciousness in a corvid bird (the ca... · Shared by 53, including Aníbal M. Astobiza, Prof Hugo Spiers, Kevin Mitchell
Reader View · 9 min read · Sep 18th · Speaking to animals has long been a fantasy. But now a dizzyingly ambitious project is harnessing all the power of modern science in an attempt to understand what whales say – and then hold… · Shared by 192, including Tom Mustill, Anita Leirfall, Prof. Sally Eaves #SAPTechEd #reInvent #CES2023, Evan Kirstel the $B2B Techfluencer, Fabio Chiusi, Nicolas Babin #CES2023, Stephanie A Kowalski
Reader View · ~14 min read · 2021-10-29 · Imagination isn’t just a spillover from our problem-solving prowess. It might be the core of what human brains evolved to do · Shared by 541, including Kevin Mitchell, Esther Schindler, Ceferino Díaz, Leslie Wolk, Marylin Delgado (@email@example.com), Dj Mckenzie, Jason Silva, Mwaniki Gachoki, Dr. Marigo Raftopoulos, Thomas Power, 🧠 Larry G. Maguire
Unlike vision or memory, after all, imagination doesn’t seem to be a cognitive attribute that’s widely distributed in the natural world.
Reader View · 2 min read · 2021-12-20 · Two researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have come up with a new theory of consciousness. They have long been exploring the nature of consciousness, the question of how and where the brain… · Shared by 193, including Brian Ahier, Ronald van Loon, Albert Ràfols, Prof. Sally Eaves #SAPTechEd #reInvent #CES2023, ipfconline #CES2023, Harold Sinnott 📲 #DigitalTransformation, AI, Nicolas Babin #CES2023, Ward Plunet
consciousness as a state that is tied to complex cognitive operations—and not as a passive basic state that automatically prevails when we are awake
Reader View · Oct 3rd · We suggest that there is confusion between why consciousness developed and what additional functions, through continued evolution, it has co-opted. Consider episodic memory. If we believe that episodic memory evolved solely to accurately represent past events, it seems like a terrible system—prone to forgetting and false memories. However, if we believe that episodic memory developed to flexibly and creatively combine and rearrange memories of prior events in order to plan for the future, then it is quite a good system. We argue that consciousness originally developed as part of the episodic memory system—quite likely the part needed to accomplish that flexible recombining of information. We posit further that consciousness was subsequently co-opted to produce other functions that are not directly relevant to memory per se, such as problem-solving, abstract thinking, and language. We suggest that this theory is compatible with many phenomena, such as the slow speed and the after-the-fact order of consciousness, that cannot be explained well by other theories. We believe that our theory may have profound implications for understanding intentional action and consciousness in general. Moreover, we suggest that episodic memory and its associated memory systems of sensory, working, and semantic memory as a whole ought to be considered together as the conscious memory system in that they, together, give rise to the phenomenon of consciousness. Lastly, we suggest that the cerebral cortex is the part of the brain that makes consciousness possible, and that every cortical region contributes to this conscious memory system. · Shared by 249
Reader View · 4 min read · 2021-12-20 · A new theory suggests consciousness is a state tied to complex cognitive operations, and not a passive basic state that automatically prevails when we are awake. · Shared by 181, including James Gingerich, @Expeflow #WorkEasier #RPA, Dr. Marcell Vollmer 🇺🇦 #StaySafe #CES2023, Matthias Lampe, Nige Willson, Bob E. Hayes
: A new theory suggests consciousness is a state tied to complex cognitive operations, and not a passive basic state that automatically prevails when we are awake.
Reader View · ~11 min read · 2021-12-14 · “Perhaps dreams are an arena that can enable supracognitive powers to perform calculations and perceptions of reality that may be incomprehensible in our wake state.” · Shared by 210, including Carly, Charles Duhigg
Reader View · ~13 min read · From 2019 · Universal emotions are the deep engine of human consciousness and the basis of our profound affinity with other animals · Shared by 71, including John Hagel, Miguel Angel Escotet, 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, Vaughan Bell, Jonathan Kogan, Michael Gisiger, Marylin Delgado (@firstname.lastname@example.org), Anita Leirfall
Reader View · 1 min read · 2021-12-16 · ‘Your action upon the world becomes the world’s way of perceiving you’: the many strange ‘flavours’ of embodied cognition · Shared by 169, including Anita Leirfall, 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, Dr. Marigo Raftopoulos