Can science explain consciousness?

We have made a great deal of progress in understanding brain activity, and how it contributes to human behavior. But what no one has so far managed to explain is how all of this results in feelings, emotions and experiences.

Neuroscientists Identified Brain Patterns of Consciousness

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.

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

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.

After 15 years in a vegetative state, nerve stimulation restores consciousness

A treatment already in use for epilepsy and depression—can help to restore consciousness even after many years in a vegetative state.

Here's Where Consciousness Exists Inside the Brain

Scientists have pinpointed a network of three specific regions in the brain that appear to be crucial to consciousness.

Quantum Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves on After Death

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.

How the brain produces consciousness in 'time slices'

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.

Nick Herbert: consciousness and quantum reality

NOTE: This is an excerpt from a 30-minute DVD. 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.

Unexplained communication between brain hemispheres without corpus callosum

Could the brain be using electromagnetic fields to communicate between hemispheres

Does quantum theory explains consciousness?

Just because consciousness is a mystery and quantum theory is mysterious, it doesn't mean they're connected.