What can music reveal about how the mind works? How does cognitive science study the human capacity for, and experience of, music? How to tease apart the elements of music:...
It’s the stuff of our private selves, that which gives us our personal and collective identity. But just what is this thing called consciousness? Experts say that this...
Can art go beyond the pleasures of experience to convey knowledge or even understanding? If so, what could be the kinds of knowledge or understanding made manifest by art?...
In the past, philosophers have been skeptical about the place of empirical analysis in art, but many believe that cognitive science can enrich the understanding of...
How can human brains run our physical bodies and produce our mental minds? What are the general principles of human brain function? Neuroscience can tackle the physical...
Brains are conscious. The heart is not. What does the brain do that the heart does not do? How does it come to be that brains generate inner subjective experience, the movies...
What is it about the brain that enables many scientists to claim the brain can fully explain mind? And what is it about such neuroscientific explanations of mental experience...
Humanity’s diverse religions have deeply opposing beliefs that conflict and contradict. How then to claim that any one is the ‘true religion’? How to...
Faith, we’re told, is required for belief in God (at least for the God of Judaism, Christianity, Islam). Faith, by definition, is not rational, but is faith irrational?...