Latest about Consciousness
Scientists may be able to put Mars-bound astronauts into 'suspended animation' using sound waves, mouse study suggests
By Ben Turner published
Firing ultrasound signals into rodent brains puts them in a torpor-like state. Scientists are wondering if it could be used on humans.
What God, quantum mechanics and consciousness have in common
By John Horgan published
Theories that try to explain these big metaphysical mysteries fall short, making agnosticism the only sensible stance.
Can our brains help prove the universe is conscious?
By David Crookes, All About Space magazine published
Leading scientists have long pondered how matter gives rise to our subjective experience of reality and believe consciousness could even permeate space and time.
Ultrasound treatment 'jump-started' the brains of 2 people in coma-like state
By Rachael Rettner published
The two patients who received the treatment showed significant progress over just days.
Does Consciousness Pervade the Universe?
By Gareth Cook published
What if consciousness is not something special that the brain does but is instead a quality inherent to all matter?
Why Can't Science Explain Consciousness?
By Philip Goff published
Explaining how something as complex as consciousness can emerge from a grey, jelly-like lump of tissue in the head is arguably the greatest scientific challenge of our time.
Why Computers Will Never Be Truly Conscious
By Subhash Kak published
Here's why computers will never be truly conscious.
How Can You Tell if Someone (or Something) Is Conscious?
By Tam Hunt published
Here are 3 tests to figure out if a human, or other animal, is really conscious or just faking it.
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