Estimates are that a third of the prison population has mental illness.
Time shrinks retrospectively.
How all the parts of the brain come together so that you have a unified perception of the world is one of the unsolved mysteries in neuroscience.
The idea that there's this massive amount happening under the hood came from Freud.
Think of consciousness as essentially the company president that has to arbitrate all the different mechanisms.
As soon as we abandon the first intuitions we have, that we’re the ones in control of everything, then we can start sailing into the inner cosmos and discovering all sorts of new planets and life forms and things...
So we have no idea what happens after we die, and I’ve taken that lack of our knowledge as an opportunity to write fiction about it. I have a book called Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, and the idea is to...
We’re entering a very interesting stage of human history right now where we can start importing technology to enhance our natural senses or perception of the world, says neuroscientist David Eagleman.