As far as we know, brains are the most highly organized matter in the universe. How they make their magic is just astonishing. How can 100 billion or so neurons, each with...
Two fundamental theories — quantum mechanics and relativity — have changed forever our understanding of reality. Quantum mechanics describes the very small-scale...
Brains are the fleshy masses of nerve cells and supporting systems in our skulls. All animals have brains of one kind or another. So what are brains? How do they function?...
Everything we know, everything we think, comes from our brain. Are brains our window to reality, seeing what truly exists? Or are we bound by brains, mental slaves of the...
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What is the deepest nature of things? Our world is complex, filled with so much stuff. But down below, what’s most fundamental, what is ultimate reality? Is there...
What are the functions of brains? What kinds of activities do brains do? How are the multiple activities of brains integrated, so that animals act in organized manners and...
What are the most fundamental questions, the most penetrating questions, that we can ask of all reality? Stretch your mind. Envision all manner of things, whether in the...
How is it possible that mushy masses of brain cells, passing chemicals and shooting sparks, literally are mental sensations and subjective feelings? They seem so radically...
Are there ‘general principles’ that encompass all sciences, which have explanatory strength from physics to biology? Could such general principles even explain...
What is it about human brains that enable both the regulation of bodily activities and the generation of mental thoughts? What are the mechanisms of human brain function? How...
Modern brain research has given humankind a deeper understanding of how humans sense, think and feel. Yet, while the topic has enticed philosophers for centuries, the...