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Is consciousness only in the back of the brain?

There’s an interesting debate going on among some neuroscientists¬†about which parts of the brain are involved in subjective experience. ¬†On the one side are Christof Koch, Giuilio Tononi, and colleagues who argue that consciousness exists wholly in the back of … Continue reading

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The mythology that circles Phineas Gage

Slate has an interesting article on Phineas Gage, and about how his story has been mythologized and overhyped over the years. On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day when the mind might start wandering, a … Continue reading

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