Monthly Archives: September 2010

Nature is Redundant

Nature has found some pretty fantastic solutions to equally fantastic problems. It is no coincidence that we see all sorts of patterns both in the world around and the world within. Have you recognized these before?

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Clouds over MIT

Today was our BCS fall welcome social — the official induction to the world of neuroscience for us lowly ‘first years.’ It was full of barbecue and lemonade, grad students and professors, ponies and sunshine. I also love my class.

I don’t know, so maybe I’m not?

Here are my thoughts on what modern neuroscience can tell us about consciousness (part 1). In short, the process of consciousness activates very specific brain regions, and neuroscience as actually done a splendid job at showing why experiential and action potential are the same thing.  Continue reading