Tag Archives: neuroscience

Perceiving Reality and Evolution

Donald D Hoffman a professor of cognitive science argues that the premise that those organisms that can sense the world as it really is are inherently more likely to endure is false. Contrarily he argues that those organisms that adapt to sense only … Continue reading

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Intuition May Reveal Where Expertise Resides in the Brain

This is a fascinating article about the neuro-scientific basis of intuition. It asks the fundamental question about consciousness – why is it that some of our cognitive processes are part of our subjective consciousness and others are not? It also … Continue reading

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Neuroethics

“Imagine a legal system where, if you are a testifying witness, you must have an fMRI scan of your brain to determine if you are lying or telling the truth. Imagine taking a drug that can ease your painful memories, … Continue reading

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Beware Neuro-flapdoodle!

Jann Ingmire has written an interesting article for The University of Chicago News. In it she reflects on recent research which seems to suggest that those who are more sensitive to issues around justice or inequality are more likely to … Continue reading

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Is there really such a thing as free will?

This article on the BBC website argues that it is the higher order control we have over more primitive urges that give us free will. It also asks how culpable we can be for crimes and anti-social behaviour when a … Continue reading

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Mens’ and Womens’ brains hard wired differently – really?

This article cites recent research that claims to prove that men and womens’ brains are ‘naturally’ wired differently. What do you think? Surely the following questions need to be addressed …. Does that mean that so-called male or female traits … Continue reading

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