Difference and the Same
– 'Blogosphere luminary, Larísa, thinks I'm smart. In capitals, because the word itself evidently lacks sufficient emphasis. Her implication, that this is a good thing. Yet it's driving me mad. This article tries to explain why. It defines aspects of intelligence as difference from average, and then quantifies this as degrees of shared reality. The article provides a model where genius and stupidity ...
Michael Gazzaniga on the Science of Mind Constraining Matter
– Can neuroscience explain it? You know - consciousness, being, the number 42. And if everything you thought you were transpired to be nothing more than an easily deceived heap of neurons, would that trouble "you"? During October 2009, Michael Gazzaniga gave a fascinating series of Gifford lectures exploring how our brains process the information that gives us our sense of "I". Gazzaniga drew extens...