Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Pitfalls of Intuition and Memory

Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman discusses the innate weakness of human thought, deceptive memories and the misleading power of intuition. Psychologists distinguish between a “System 1” and a “System 2,” which control our actions. System 1 represents what we may … Continue reading

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The Future Evolution of Consciousness

What potential exists for improvements in the functioning of consciousness? The paper addresses this issue using global workspace theory. According to this model, the prime function of consciousness is to develop novel adaptive responses. Consciousness does this by putting together … Continue reading

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Dynamic Causal Models and Autopoietic Systems

Dynamic Causal Modelling (DCM) and the theory of autopoietic systems are two important conceptual frameworks. In this review, we suggest that they can be combined to answer important questions about self-organising systems like the brain. DCM has been developed recently … Continue reading

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