Archive for the ‘consciousness’ Category

Recently I have raised Max Velmans’ question Is the brain in the world or the world in the brain? on the biosemiotics list. Two of my messages are below. 20.03.2013 11:04 There is my brain in a particular location. I do not experience it directly but I could touch my head with my hand. If […]

There is a continuation of The Story of Psychology and I have listened to a wonderful introduction into psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud. Now I have found a page with a short description about Freund written by Dr. C. George Boeree (the podcast is based on this works). For fun: “About the time the little boy recognizes this archetypal […]

Below there are quotes from and small comments to Carlos Hernández, Ricardo Sanz and Ignacio López Consciosusness in Cognitive Architectures A Principled Analysis of RCS, Soar and ACT-R See also p. 13 “A possible path to the solution of the increasing control software complexity is to extend the adaptation mechanism from the core […]

Raymond Tallis, Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity On the everything-list Craig has written his expression about this book and I have decided to read it. I am personally annoyed by statements from science that we are just biological machines and I have decided to read the opposite camp. Craig’s recommendation happens to […]

Justin L. Barrett,  Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology: From Human Minds to Divine Minds The book is a bit ideologically loaded but it is written nicely and there is a logic in what the author says. A big part of the book is devoted to an overview of cognitive science. The discussion on whether cognitive science […]

I have tried once more to discuss a paradox from Max Velmans: Is the brain in the world or the world in the brain? It did not work again but I have received a nice answer: Perceptions are also models of the world, and crucially transparent models …  There is no separation between the […]

Boring, Edwin G. (1953). “A history of introspection”. Psychological Bulletin 50 (3): 169–189. “A proper but cumbersome title for this article would be “The History of the Availability of Consciousness to Observation in Scientific Psychology.” If conscious experience can be said to exist, then the question arises as to whether modern psychology ought […]

Marianne Talbot A good overview of the mind-body problem: The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? But what exactly is it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance. Modern philosophers are again […]