Will Science Ever Solve the Mysteries of Consciousness, Free Will and God?
Are consciousness, free will and God insoluble mysteries?
Limits of Science
Will Self-Taught Robots Be the End of Us?
Are we creating the instruments of our own destruction or exciting tools for our future survival?
World Science Festival
How Does the Brain Give Rise to Consciousness?
Michael Gazzaniga explores how consciousness emerges from the interaction of neurons.
The Washington Post
The Human Instinct: A Conversation with Ken Miller
Too many people think evolution demeans our species. But maybe evolutionary theory indicates the opposite: our special place among life on Earth.
You Think You’re Clairvoyant, But Your Brain Is Just Tricking You
Research found that mix-ups in how your brain keeps track of timing causes odd beliefs.
How Conjoined Twins Are Making Scientists Question the Concept of Self
A new documentary asks what it means to share your consciousness.
What Can We Learn From Near-Death Experiences?
Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin studied people’s stories of near-death experiences. He discusses what these people and experiences had in common and what can be learned from them.
After Death, You’re Aware That You’ve Died, Say Scientists
Some evidence attributes a certain neurological phenomenon to a near death experience.
Consciousness Goes Deeper Than You Think
Awareness can be part of it, but it’s much more than that.
What’s fundamental? A new interview series with Max Tegmark, Sean Carroll, Anthony Aguirre, Paul Davies, and more tries to find out.
Closer To Truth
Physics of Consciousness
New interviews with Max Tegmark, Sean Carroll, and more.
Is Consciousness in the Physical World? We May Be About to Find Out.
A physicist has an experiment to see if the mind operates on a quantum level.
The Physics of Everything
Six panels addressed how physics is addressing grand questions and the potential limitations on what we may be able to learn using physics to address those questions.
The New York Academy of Sciences
The Rise of Human Consciousness
Can physical sciences solve the biggest mystery — the emergence of human consciousness?
Consciousness: The Mind Messing With the Mind
Science is struggling to figure out if we, or even a thermostat, truly possess matter beyond the physical.
Raw Data, The New York Times
My Neurons, My Self
With ever more refined techniques for measuring complex brain activity, scientists are challenging the understanding of thought, memory, and emotion — what we have traditionally called “the self.”
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