The Fermionic Mind Hypothesis, a novel consciousness theory
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1M ago
  Consciousness is integral to human individuality and social existence and a cornerstone of our remarkable technological, social, and cultural progress. The pursuit of understanding consciousness goes beyond mere scientific and philosophical interest to investigate the essence and nature of reality. Exploring consciousness is a journey that transcends epochs and cultures, starting from mystical, spiritual, or religious significance. Descartes' idea of dualism, posited that the mind and body were distinct substances, influenced Western thought. However, significant advancements in neuro ..read more
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Should we worry about the potential of AI?
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3M ago
At the time when writing was primarily reserved for official and religious documents, philosophers polished their craft through meticulous oral arguments. The advent of papyrus expanded access to recorded knowledge, which raised concerns for Plato: "For this invention will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it because they will not practice their memory. Their trust in writing, produced by external characters which are no part of themselves, will discourage the use of their own memory within them." Plato feared that writing would supplant memorization, potentiall ..read more
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My latest book, "Emotional Reasoning: Insight into the Conscious Experience"
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4M ago
  Beginning with Pauli, exploring the physical world has inspired many physicists to contemplate the mind as a physical entity. Inversely, a broad range of scientific disciplines, including psychology and neuroscience, turned to physics for a deeper understanding. Adept response to stimuli requires a profound grasp of the physical world's organizational principles and governing laws. Our intrinsic intuition facilitates our adaptation to the environment, enabling thinking and behavior. Remarkably, the operational structure observed in the physical world also appears to be part of our psy ..read more
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The Shifting Dynamics of Gender Power: Does it threaten male dominance?
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5M ago
  Recent high-profile sexual abuse cases have brought issues of power, gender dynamics, and societal transformations to the forefront. For example, E. Jean Carroll filed and won a lawsuit against Donald Trump for sexual assault. In another similar case, Prince Andrew reached a settlement that included a “substantial donation” to a charity led by Virginia Giuffre, the alleged victim. Other downfalls of powerful men due to sexual accusations exemplify a significant cultural shift. The #MeToo movement, born out of the widespread revelation of sexual misconduct allegations across various in ..read more
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What Is Psychological Spin?
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7M ago
  My manuscript, "What Is Psychological Spin? A Thermodynamic Framework for Emotions and Social Behavior," was published in Psych last week. It explores how individualistic motivations form the root causes of social inequality.  Consciousness science seeks to explain how the neural system produces psychology and social phenomena. A prominent example is quantum cognition. In this vein, the perception cycle is a reversible energy-information exchange with the environment with rapid shifts in orientation that can give rise to the dynamic and probabilistic features of perception and de ..read more
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Characterizing Consciousness Using Mathematical Tools
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8M ago
What is consciousness? It's a question that has philosophers and scientists baffled for centuries. But now, a new study has used the Yoneda lemma, a mathematical concept, to characterize consciousness based on its similarities to fermions, which make up matter. What is the Yoneda lemma? The Yoneda lemma is a mathematical concept that characterizes relationships between concepts by looking at categories of objects. The Yoneda lemma states that the relationship between two categories is entirely determined by how object maps in the first category are mapped to object maps in the second ca ..read more
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Positive Psychology; is it Possible to Strive for Long-term Wellbeing?
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9M ago
  The contemporary interpretation of karma has paved the way for positive psychology, a field dedicated to investigating the advantages of optimistic thinking and improving the quality of life. It is defined by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi as the study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels, including personal and cultural dimensions of life. It offers evidence-based interventions to boost well-being and enhance life satisfaction by exploring concepts like flow, gratitude, resilience, and hope. It provides tools to lead more fulfilling ..read more
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Newly Discovered Pattern of Brain Waves can Signal Depression's Presence
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9M ago
  A new report in "Nature" reveals a neural code that connects to the presence or absence of depression in the brain. This is a significant step forward in our understanding of this widely-spread condition.  – A Hub for Depression is discovered: - Subcallosal Cingulate, also known as "Brodmann area 25," is a region located deep in the brain intersecting with four major nerve fiber tracts. These pathways are closely involved in functions often affected by depression, such as emotional regulation, sleep, appetite, reward, motivation, and memory. This location is crucial to the ons ..read more
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The role of beauty in the arts
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10M ago
  The concept of beauty and art has evolved from the early cave paintings in Altamira to abstraction, film, and mediums without specific rules. Technology will undoubtedly provide new avenues for art-making and influence its future. Although AI has instantaneous technical ability, true art requires the artist's involvement. People connect with the artist's humanity and even the mark of his hand in the work. To envision art's future, we must understand what art is. Art is a kaleidoscope of human experience, but it originates in nature, the source of all beauty, independent of subje ..read more
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What is Electrogenetics? One Day we may Control Our Genes With Wearables
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10M ago
  Electrogenetics, the combination of electronics and genetics, is an emerging field of mammalian synthetic biology. It combines genetics and electronics to influence gene expression through electrical signals. Wearable devices could serve as vehicles for these signals, to activate or silence specific genes, which holds promise for treating diseases caused by gene misregulation and advancing personalized medicine. Traditional gene editing techniques, such as CRISPR-Cas9, involve modifying the DNA itself. In contrast, electrogenetics seeks to control genes indirectly by manipula ..read more
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