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Imaging And The Question of Consciousness - Paper


Discussion Paper – Imaging and Consciousness

            Pick up a newspaper, and you will discover an amazing thing: we are living in the future. The for-real future of jet-packs, ray-guns, and mind reading. Our revolutionary imaging technology can determine what memories you are accessing, what shapes you are seeing, the degree to which a decade of happy hour has smoothed your prefrontal cortex, and whether or not you associate the face of John Edwards with a particularly debauched collection of short stories. So it would seem, anyway.

Neurobiology and Behavior Book Commentaries 2010

Students in Biology 202 at Bryn Mawr College write commentaries on books of interest to themselves related to neurobiology and behavior. These are made available via links from the index below to encourage further exploration by others having similar or related interests. All papers have associated on-line forums for continuing conversation.

aeraeberFrom Molecules to Memory: A Commentary on Eric Kandel’s In Search of Memory
AndyMittelmanNeurobiological Reflections on "The Matrix"
Caroline HThe Female Brain
ColetteBlink by Malcolm Gladwell
Congwen WangThe Butterflies of Our Mind
cschoonoverBlink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
dvergaraThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly: ‘Living’ life via the mind
egleichmanBook Review
emilyScience Needs Art: A Commentary on Jonah Lehrer's "Proust Was a Neuroscientist"
ewippermannMetaphors We Live By: Conceptualizing Through Metaphor
gloudonBook commentary- Pink Brain Blue Brain
Hannah Silverblank“To Speak of Tales and Fables": The Imposition of Narrative in Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other C
hmarciaMy Lobotomy by Howard Dully and Charles Fleming
Jeanette Bates"Crazy Like Us"
JJLopezThe Psychopath
kdilliplanNew Perspectives on Color Vision in Jasper Fforde’s "Shades of Grey"
kgouldTackling Trauma
KwarlizzleReviewing Paul Gifford’s Ghana’s New Christianity.
Lauren McDSocial Epidemics
lfrontinoThe Female Brain
mcchenWhere is the Mango Princess Book Commentary
mcurrieFreedom and the Individual
MEL"The Forbidden Experiment" Book Commentary
merobertsLearning from a lifetime of research: Implications to Neurobiology
mleung01Musciophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
molivaresBook Commentary on Musicophilia: Tales of Music and The Brain
natmackowOliver Sacks: An Anthropologist on Mars
RavenEric Kandel: In Search of Memory
RikiThe Emperor's New Drugs
rkirloskarMy Stroke of Insight
Saba AshrafAn Anthropologist On Mars Book Commentary
SchmeltzCommentary on Biophilia by E.O. Wilson
skimSound and Reality, Jonathan Stern's Audible Past
smkaplanTranslating Temple Grandin's 'Animals in Translation'
sophie b.Soul Made Flesh
sophie b.Soul Made Flesh
Vicky TuBook Review: "Inevitable Illusions"
xhanrace brain & behavior
ymlMaking Up the Mind: How the Brain Creates our Mental World


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Philosophy and Recipes

What to do with William James? william james His writings on psychology formed the primary textbook for that discipline.  The school of philosophy he developed, pragmatism appeals to philosophers and scientists alike.  Jacques Barzun identifies him as an American hero.  So it would seem that the works of William James have been assimilated into American culture and intellectual life.  If this is true, then what is the point of reading his original writings?  Or why should one use “The Writings of William James: A Comprehensive

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Americanitis: The Trappings of Modernity

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What Happens When the Brain "Farts" and Why Does It Matter?

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”

Mary Oliver


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Wallowing in Winter SAD-ness

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Food, Physiology, and Psychology

A Spanish proverb says that “the belly rules the mind”.

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