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Neuroscience, Philosophy and Consciousness

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Human beings are part of nature. They are made of flesh and blood, brain and bone; but for much of the time they are also conscious. The puzzling thing is how the intricate sequences of nerve cells and tissue that make up a person's brain and body can generate the special subjective feel of conscious experience.

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What If Our Brains Aren't Good Enough?

What If Our Brains Aren't Good Enough? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

As marvelous as our brains are, they're principally constructed to help us survive and reproduce—not to answer the big questions.

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» Does Depression Have an Upside?

» Does Depression Have an Upside? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Does depression have an upside? Is there some sort of evolutionary advantage for a person to become depressed, for instance, to re-evaluate their lives or perhaps a choice they made that led to their current depression?

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Can Technology Change Human Nature?

Can Technology Change Human Nature? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Technology has slowly emerged that allows us to change the operation of the human brain. So far this technology has been staggeringly primitive, the equivalent of trying to adjust a computer with a sledgehammer.


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