Yearly Archives: 2015

Music: A Successful Argument

Guitars are storytellers, like all musical instruments. But guitars are exceptional storytellers, they hit us just below the line of verbal reasoning, a sweet spot that can exert great power. Simon Eyre and myself have tried to tell a short

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Evolutionary Theory of Consciousness: first reply to comments.

Two of my readers have kindly provided some very interesting comments and questions on my Evolutionary Theory of Consciousness paper (ETC). Because their comments and questions are very relevant and thought-provoking, I am publishing my reply as a separate post.

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Posted in Consciousness, Evolutionary Psychology, Neuroscience, Psychology

Evolutionary Theory of Consciousness: why, how and what

After pre publishing the Evolutionary Theory of Consciousness (ETC) paper, it’s time to provide a little context, along with a tl;dr version (below). The full paper is long and dense, and may be a tad obscure if one isn’t familiar

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Consciousness at last.

This is what kept me awake for many nights, and occupied a lot of my time for far too many years. Following my unhealthy intellectual ambition, I’ve written a paper, intended for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and tried submitting

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Posted in Consciousness, Evolution, Evolutionary Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology, Science

Sources of error: the illusory illusions of reductionism

While my discussions elsewhere are settling down, it’s time to finally tackle one basic issue that underlies all reductionist endeavours, I need to write this down also to justify much of my claims on matters of brains and minds. In

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ICYMI: my contributions elsewhere

Just a short note, in case someone missed the fact that I’ve been spilling my beans elsewhere. I consider myself extremely fortunate: for reasons that I can only speculate about, the owners of two of my favourite corners of the

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