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What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist | Mental | Scoop.it

Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? That's what cosmologist Max Tegmark believes.

In Tegmark's view, everything in the universe — humans included — is part of a mathematical structure. All matter is made up of particles, which have properties such as charge and spin, but these properties are purely mathematical, he says. And space itself has properties such as dimensions, but is still ultimately a mathematical structure.

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"Consciousness is probably the way information feels when it's being processed in certain, very complicated ways," Tegmark said. He pointed out that many great breakthroughs in physics have involved unifying two things once thought to be separate: energy and matter, space and time, electricity and magnetism. He said he suspects the mind, which is the feeling of a conscious self, will ultimately be unified with the body, which is a collection of moving particles.


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Our brain can do unconscious mathematics

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People can calculate simple mathematical equations unconsciously, adding weight to the idea that such reasoning isn't an exclusively human trait (RT @newscientist: If our brains can do subliminal #mathematics, what is the point of #consciousness?


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Consciousness is information integration across sensory modalities

Consciousness is information integration across sensory modalities | Mental | Scoop.it

"Consciousness is information integration across sensory modalities. The information is transferred by waves riding waves...riding waves. If you think of a wave as a cyclical event then you can start with your biological waves(cycles) like your circadian rhythm and work your way up to other waves like light and sound. Radio, for example is a sound wave hitch hiking on a light wave to get that information to your device. 

The brain works on a set of activation and inhibition waves riding on a set of noise waves for amplification. When your attention tunes to a specific wave you become aware of the information in that particular wave by the adjustment of your sensory apparatus."
-- +Mani Scienide 

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My Venn diagram by failing-senses
http://goo.gl/pBB5sg


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Neuroscience: Idle minds

Neuroscience: Idle minds | Mental | Scoop.it

Neuroscientists are trying to work out why the brain does so much when it seems to be doing nothing at all.

 

“Connections between neurons turn over in minutes, hours, days and weeks,” says Raichle. “The structure of the brain will be different tomorrow but we will still remember who we are.”


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