How does your brain wake up from sleep?

The mystery of how the brain creates consciousness still puzzles scientists, but the mechanics of waking up are starting to be understood.

Aneesh Hehr, Medical Student, Wayne State University • conversation
Jan. 4, 2021 ~6 min

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Visual illusion that may help explain consciousness – new study

How we perceive what's going on in the periphery can reveal a lot about our conscious minds.

Bilge Sayim, Research Scientist in Psychology, Université de Lille • conversation
Dec. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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If a robot is conscious, is it OK to turn it off? The moral implications of building true AIs

Philosophers say now is the time to mull over what qualities should grant an artificially intelligent machine moral standing.

Anand Vaidya, Associate Professor of Philosophy, San José State University • conversation
Oct. 27, 2020 ~10 min

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Consciousness: how can I experience things that aren't 'real'?

The experience of a colour can be profound, but it doesn't really exist other than in our minds.

Philip Goff, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Durham University • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~14 min

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