The Science of Attention

Posted in: human behavior, psychology, science- Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

As long as we focus on the object we know, we will miss the new one we need to see. The process of unlearning in order to relearn demands a new concept of knowledge not as thing but as a process, not as a noun but as a verb. —Cathy Davidson I’m not an expert in this […]

New brain imaging technology reveals the subtleties of consciousness

Posted in: neuroscience- Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

He said the findings appear to support a hypothesis put forward by Professor Susan Greenfield, of the University of Oxford, about the nature of consciousness itself. Prof Greenfield suggests consciousness is formed by different groups of brain cells (neural assemblies), which work efficiently together, or not, depending on the available sensory stimulations, and that consciousness […]