Neurology of Consciousness


Neurology of Consciousness

A discussion group that especially dedicated to disorders of consciousness and sharing information and knowledge relevant to research of coma, vegetative state,…  

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Consciousness: from assessment to rehabilitation

Started by Marta Olivetti Belardinelli Jun 13, 2013.

Non-Invasive Deep Brain Stimulation!

Started by Nasir Raza Awan Sep 12, 2012.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Coma Patients

Started by Alireza Sibaei Feb 7, 2012.

New Technology to Monitor Brain Aneurysms

Started by Alireza Sibaei Jan 13, 2012.

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Comment by Brain Sciences Foundation on July 14, 2012 at 1:15pm

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Comment by Andrew Lautin on December 24, 2011 at 1:02pm

Epigraph to Chapter 1

"All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience is for it." 

Samuel Johnson"

Boswell's Life of Johnson (1791)

This is the Epigraph to the first chapter of the book entitled,

The Illusion of Conscious Will, by Daniel Wegner, Bradford, MIT. 2002.

Comment by Alireza Sibaei on December 24, 2011 at 8:08am

In this X-mas,
In the daytime if sun shine so shall Ur expectations come true,
At night when moon comes out so shall you receive blesses,
then if rain fall so shall it going to carry all your problem away from you!

with the best wishes
Happy Merry Christmas


Comment by Andrew Lautin on December 12, 2011 at 1:19am

Here is a good one for the group.

Benjamin Libet's article.

It was written about 1/2 second before he wroute it!   :  )  

Comment by Andrew Lautin on December 11, 2011 at 3:06pm

"Kingsley spoke slowly,

'As far as I am aware, these events can be explained very simply on one hypothesis, but I warn you it's an entirely preposterous hypothesis.'"

From Fred Hoyle, The Black Cloud

Comment by Andrew Lautin on December 11, 2011 at 2:59pm

"To make a new beginning, one must go back to the beginning."

Charles Sherrington

I think that regarding the enigma of consciousness that if we go back to the beginning, and then go back to the beginning yet again, then and only then will much understanding be forthcoming. 

How many on this site credit or privilege James Papez (said Papes) theory (anatomical) theory of emotion? Papez remarkable paper was publsished in 1937.

See, Papez JW. 1937. A proposed mechanism of emotion. 1937.

From Papez!

". . . it is proposed that the hypothalamus, the anterior thalamic nuclei, the gyrus cinguli, the hippocampus and their interconnections constitute a harmonious mechanism which may elaborate the functions of central emtotion, as well as participate in emotional expression. . ."

Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, 38, 725-743. 1937 

Comment by Andrew Lautin on December 11, 2011 at 2:47pm

I particularly like Quines quote. It has an air of, or gestures strongly to, Godel's Incompleteness theory?

Comment by Andrew Lautin on December 11, 2011 at 2:45pm

"We cannot go right on with the psychology, nor with the anatomy, nor with the pathology of our subject, we must consider now one and now the other, endeavoring to trace a corresopndence betwixt them."

Hughlings Jackson

"Analyze theory building how we will, we all must start in the middle. Our conceptual firsts are middle-sized, middle-distanced objects, and our introduction to them and to everything comes midway in in the cultural evoluation of the race . . . Retrospectively we may distinguish the components of theory building as we ditnquish the protens and carbothydates while subsisting on them."

Willard Van Orman Quine

Comment by Alireza Sibaei on August 5, 2011 at 3:29pm

Scientist Converts Human Skin Cells Into Functional Brain Cells

more Information:

Comment by axel,runo on August 3, 2011 at 2:19pm
Hi thank u for the information.  :-)

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