Category Archives: Brain Science

BrainsciencePodcast.com Carol Travris – beliefs

Carol Tavris – Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts [ 11/1/21 ] I have listened to all of these podcasts (they are all worth listening to), but this one … Continue reading

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What determines intelligence?

What determines human intelligence? [ 11/1/21 ] What do you think you mean by the term intelligence? We now have vast evidence sets suggesting that human experience can only ever be of a subconsciously assembled model of reality, never reality … Continue reading

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High speed travel

Comment on Lifeboat foundation facebook page to a link toVIRGIN HYPERLOOP WONDERS: WHAT DOES 600 MPH TRAVEL DO TO THE BRAIN? [ 8/11/20 ] High speed train travel in vaccuum tubes is a very old idea. I wrote about it … Continue reading

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Ginger Campbell’s interview with Seth Grant

Ginger Campbell’s interview with Seth Grant [ 12/10/20 on my facebook page] This is the best podcast I’ve listened to in a while. Yet another level of complexity in the brain – deeply more complex. I suspect more to come. … Continue reading

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Lifeboat foundation link to Neuralink

[ 12/10/20 Lifeboat foundation link to Neuralink] So many levels of trust required for that to happen that I simply do not have in the economic and political and technological systems we have at present. Far too much incentive to … Continue reading

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Quora – Do humans have agency?

Do humans have agency? [ 9/3/20 ] If the idea of agency has any meaning at all – then yes. And it gets deeply complex, because it only really makes sense if reality works on the basis of probabilities and … Continue reading

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80000 Hours – David Chalmers – Hard problem of consciousness

80000 Hours – David Chalmers – Hard problem of consciousness [ 7/2/20 ] At about 1:27:00 David talks of the hard problem of consciousness, and declares that it cannot be solved. To me, it is hard, and it is solved, … Continue reading

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Quora – If we ever achieve AGI, how likely is it that it will stem from machine learning algorithms specifically? Are other branches of AI more likely to achieve AGI or will AGI likely be a combination of several different branches?

Quora – If we ever achieve AGI, how likely is it that it will stem from machine learning algorithms specifically? Are other branches of AI more likely to achieve AGI or will AGI likely be a combination of several different … Continue reading

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Medium – Why the Problem of Consciousness Is so Hard

Medium – Why the Problem of Consciousness Is so Hard I find it hard to understand how people like yourself (obviously intelligent, obviously deeply engaged) can write what you did in medium, except as some sort of disinformation, or honey … Continue reading

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Quora – Have humans bypassed the natural urge to reproduce

Have humans bypassed the natural urge to reproduce genetically? There is a problem in the formulation of the question. Evolution doesn’t have purpose. We don’t have evolved urges to reproduce – that is a human interpretation. What we have, is … Continue reading

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