4 min read · 2021-09-29 · Authors from Carl Jung to Aldous Huxley and Susan Blackmore explore the deep mysteries of what it means to be a person
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9. Beyond Words by Carl SafinaMoving accounts of the reasons to suppose that various non-humans, including orcas, wolves and elephants, have emotions and a type of consciousness akin to ours. If they are conscious, why shouldn’t stones be conscious too?
8 min read · 2021-11-14 · The ability to control our dreams is a skill that more of us are seeking to acquire for sheer pleasure. But if taken seriously, scientists believe it could unlock new secrets of the mind
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It has been hard to get someone to lucid dream in the noisy, constrained environment of an fMRI scanner. But it can be done
10 min read · From 2019 · Consciousness is neither a spooky mystery nor an illusory belief. It’s a valid and causally efficacious biological reality
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~11 min read · May 15th · With scientists mapping our neurons in ever greater detail, and programmers creating ever more humanlike artificial intelligence, the gap between brain and machine seems to be rapidly shrinking —…
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~12 min read · Jan 11th · Democracy itself will have to be reinvented in the age of planetary crises, the philosopher Achille Mbembe argues. We need a new generation of rights that do not depend on the nation-state.