Visual Processing Part 2

(Note this is part 2 of a 2 part series of posts on Visual Processing) Like many cortical structures, the visual cortices are bilateral and straddle both the right and left hemispheres of the brain. However the response of the visual processing system is much more lateralized than other sensory systems such as olfactory and […]

Visual Processing Part 1

(Note this is part 1 of a 2 part series of posts on Visual Processing) To explore the possibility of a Visual BCI (VBCI) we need to discuss how the human visual processing system works. In early embryotic stages, what will become the retina is indistinguishable from other parts of the proto brain. During retrogenisis […]

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 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 […]

Web Site Refresh

I have finally gotten around to refreshing this web site. I have wanted to put a blog on here for some time, but deciding exactly what the topic would be has been a bit of a pickle. I wanted to include some ideas I came up with for my capstone, but also be able to […]