Human Consciousness Taboo?

July 4, 2010 § 4 Comments

Anil Seth: identifying the root of consciousnessWhat is going on out there in the scientific community? I tried several searches to find information on human consciousness. Most of what I found were religious nuts and spiritualists talking about ascension. I thought that was something they only did on Stargate Atlantis. Don’t get me wrong. I loved that show. But, I was looking for less fictional information. I did find some studies done back in the ’70s and the ’90s.  Finally I found an interview with Anil Seth, the co-director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, in The Guardian. Anil Seth: identifying the root of consciousness At least it is a place for me to start. I am truly shocked at how little study is being done in this field. If the studies are being done why can’t I find them?

It seems even the Sackler Center is scoffed at until people find out what they are really doing.  The flights of fancy that may unlock the secrets of
our brains in the TimesOnline.
Last link on this post I promise … One Minute with Seth from New Science (download PDF)

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§ 4 Responses to Human Consciousness Taboo?

  • noblecaboose says:

    Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog and linking to it!
    I’d be surprised if I were the first to suggest this, but have you read any Susan Blackmore? http://www.susanblackmore.co.uk/
    I did a quick google search of your blog and it didn’t turn up anything when I searched her name. She’s a scientist who has written a lot on memetics, but also on consciousness, Zen meditation, near death experiences. So, right up your alley, I suppose.

    (Oh and by the way, you have me on your blogroll as a “scientist” and while that’s flattering, I’m hardly a scientist. Science hobbyist, or science fan, but definitely not a scientist. I haven’t done the work to earn that title.)

    • PJ says:

      Thank you very much for you comment and suggested reading. I have not read any Susan Blackmore yet. I have corrected my blogroll. You now are now listed as a skeptic. Sometimes I click the wrong box. (Partially blind these days) May peace and joy be with you.

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