A new study has identified brain signatures that can indicate consciousness without relying on self-report or the need to ask patients to engage in a particular task.
A new research paper in Frontiers of Psychology suggests that we don't consciously choose our thoughts or our feelings – we become aware of them.
A treatment already in use for epilepsy and depression—can help to restore consciousness even after many years in a vegetative state.
Scientists have pinpointed a network of three specific regions in the brain that appear to be crucial to consciousness.
One of the biggest questions modern day science seeks to answer about human consciousness has to do with its origin. If consciousness is not a product of the brain, it would mean that our physical bodies are not necessary for its continuation.
EPFL scientists propose a new way of understanding of how the brain processes unconscious information into our consciousness. According to the model, consciousness arises only in time intervals of up to 400 milliseconds, with gaps of unconsciousness in between.
NOTE: This is an excerpt from a 30-minute DVD. http://www.thinkingallowed.com/2nherbert.html The mysteries of sub-atomic physics offer us startling new perspectives on the human mind. Physicist Nick Herbert, Ph.D., author of Quantum Reality, points out that no matter how one interprets the equations of quantum physics the results lead to amazing and paradoxical concepts. Perhaps that time runs backwards as well as forward. Perhaps multiple independent universes are created each second.
Could the brain be using electromagnetic fields to communicate between hemispheres