Neuroscience

Neuroscience provides the foundation for understanding the mind. Knowing how the mind works helps us to see ourselves and the world more clearly. It also enables us to understand consciousness, and ultimately to build conscious machines.

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Research & Development

Our goal is to bridge the gap between science and the public. We publish articles and videos on topics of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, mathematics, and evolution. We also organize meetups for discussions, offer research and writing services, and comment on current events (for example, the pandemic).

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Blog posts

Building a Conscious Mind
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Building an Artificial Consciousness in 39 Steps

This article summarizes the entire book and provides you with a step-by-step guide of modules that would need to be implemented for an artificial consciousness.

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The Attention and Awareness Schema Theories
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Is the Self but a Simulation?

This article discusses the attention schema theory. It explains our subjective experience of the world but leaves us with more questions than answers.

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Model-Building
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How Models can Improve the Control of a System

Knowing how a system will behave in the future helps us to make adjustments in the present. This article discusses how models form the backbone of our mind.

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The Loop of Consciousness
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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What can the Stroop Effect Teach us about Consciousness?

This article discusses experiments that show how the brain consists of competing parts and how the its architecture produces a "mind's eye" and "inner voice".

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The Search for Consciousness
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Does Consciousness have a Location?

Where is consciousness located? This article discusses why it is so difficult to pinpoint the position of a "consciousness" within the brain.

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Theories of Consciousness
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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What Theories of Consciousness were there in the Past?

Knowing the history of the research into possible theories of consciousness gives us an overview of the possible alternatives of what consciousness could be.

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Introduction to Consciousness
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Why is Visual Perception like a Camera?

This article give you an overview why the intuitive understanding of perception is wrong and why it took humanity so long to recognize this fact.

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The Theory of Mind
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How do we Instinctively Know what other People Know?

This article discusses the connection between empathy, recognizing yourself in the mirror, and building a concept of your own and other people's minds.

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Creating a Body Schema
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How can we Perceive our Bodies?

This article describes how we instinctively feel that our limbs being extensions of our will and how we can use our body without thinking about each muscle.

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A Glimpse into the Brain
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How do we Perceive Things?

This article discusses how the brain can process visual information, recognize visual cues like objects, faces, or colors, and fall victim to optical illusions.

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The Rise of the Primates
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How did Humans Evolve from Apes in the Savannah?

Our ancestors took a unique path when splitting off the apes. This article describes the evolution of the human brain at each step of the way.

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The Evolution of Attention
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How did our Senses Evolve in the last 500mio Years?

The history of the evolution of our senses explains how we experience consciousness. This article explains the brain's architecture by looking at our ancestors.

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Evolution in the Head
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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What is the Source of Human Creativity?

This article discusses the implications of the revolutionary theory that our brain uses evolutionary principles to come up with new creative ideas.

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The Value of Language
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Has Language a Role Beyond mere Communication of Facts?

This article discusses the importance about shared experiences and how this forms the basis of the languages we speak and how we communicate with others.

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Related Books and Services

The cover of Does Your Brain Need You? - An Introduction to Neuroscience and Consciousness

Does Your Brain Need You? - An Introduction to Neuroscience and Consciousness

How to create consciousness on a computer?

This book is an introduction to neuroscience and theories of consciousness. It explores the attention schema theory and how to replicate human consciousness.
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Cover of Philosophy for Heroes: Act, a book on neuroscience and consciousness

Philosophy for Heroes: Act (Neuroscience and Consciousness)

Can Consciousness be Simulated?

The book introduces you to neuroscience and the philosophical discussion on consciousness. It lays the groundwork of creating a smart computer.
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The cover of the book Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum showing a ocean with a turtle and a human head.

Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum (Physics and Evolution)

How did matter and life emerge from nothingness?

What is the quantum theory and how can we interpret it? How did the universe come out of "nothingness" and how did life develop from non-living matter?
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