Archive for November, 2013

Attentional selection for locations

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Jens-Max Hopf et al In: The Neuroscience of Attention,  Ed. George R. Mangun Oxford University Press Summary/Review of the above chapter The spatial aspect of the focus of attention is influenced by voluntary or goal-directed requirements. Perceptual processing is seen to be facilitated at attended relative to unattended locations. Inputs from unattended locations tend to be suppressed. EEG research has shown that evoked event-related potentials (ERPs) were larger in sensory areas, such Read more […]

What is it like to be a quark

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Pat Lewtas Journal of Consciousness Studies, 20 No. 9-10, pp. 39-64 Lewtas argues that a theory of panpsychism has to make sense of the bottom level of experience, and it also has to explain how this bottom-level experience relates to higher levels such as human consciousness. The bottom-level experience is seen as being an internal aspect of a bottom-level physical object, and not as can be argued with humans, a response to external entities or signals. In this paper, quarks are used as a Read more […]