2 min read · 2020-01-08 · A team of researchers from Germany and Greece recently identified several new properties of the human brain that could explain how our unique intelligence and consciousness emerges. Science doesn’t…
~11 min read · Apr 5th · Instead of a code encrypted in the wiring of our neurons, could consciousness reside in the brain’s electromagnetic field?
the belief that our conscious mind is located in an immaterial soul or spirit, distinct from the matter of the body.
Each ‘firing’ event involves the movement of electrically charged atoms called ions in and out of the neurons.
That movement triggers a kind of chain reaction that travels from one nerve cell to another via logical rules, roughly analogous to the AND, OR and NOT Boolean operations performed by today’s computer gates, in order to generate outputs such as speech.