Archive for August 2016
The Nature Of Consciousness: Resonance Between Ancient Philosophies And Current Science
*This article first appeared on The Huffington Post, Science Section, Used with Permission, 2016. What is consciousness? Is it an essentially human characteristic or a fundamental characteristic of the universe? Questions about consciousness have intrigued philosophers and scientists for thousands of years. Neuroscientists, like myself, are asking questions about the essential characteristics of consciousness, and…Read More
Does the Brain Filter Out a Wider Awareness?
*This article first appeared on The Huffington Post, Science Section, Used with Permission, 2016. The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information, is one of…Read More