"Epigraph to Chapter 1
"All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience is for it."
Boswell's Life of Johnson (1791)
This is the Epigraph to the first chapter of the book entitled,
""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"
""To make a new beginning, one must go back to the beginning."
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…"
""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."
"Hi Andy, If i understand your question exactly, according to Tononi and Koch, Here, i briefly consider some recent results (and some very old evidence) indicating that consciousness—in the sense of having an experience—does not…"
Walle Nauta made a striking statement in his basic text. The ration of intermediate net (association) neurons, comparated to primary motor, and sensory neuron is 99.5 to 1. Although I have to check this, I believe I remember it correctly. Has there been any imaging work to correlate this basic textbook statement re: general principles of neuroanatomy, to the mediation of consciousness. That is to say, and to put the question (sort of) inversely, has any lesion soley confined to lesions…See More
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