Human Consciousness, Part 3

(Note: This part 2 of a 3 part series of posts on Human Consciousness) By continuously running multiple neural groups in parallel the brain is capable of processing thoughts and perceptions incredibly quickly. However not every reentrant process can or should continuously contribute to consciousness and the Dynamic Core. For example we need to notice […]

Human Consciousness, Part 2

(Note: This part 2 of a 3 part series of posts on Human Consciousness) For my purposes I will view as consciousness at its most fundamental as including self-awareness that is achieved by a continuous chain of thoughts, each based largely on its predecessor. This view is compatible with the natural theory of consciousness proposed […]

Human Consciousness, Part 1

(Note: This part 1 of a 3 part series of posts on Human Consciousness) The enigma of consciousness has been pestering scientists, philosophers and theologians for millennia. In a recent review Christof Koch of the Allen Institute for Brain Science defined consciousness as “having an experience — the subjective, phenomenal ‘what it is like’ to […]