Could Multiple Personality Disorder Explain Life, the Universe and Everything? – Scientific American Blog Network

A new paper argues the condition now known as “dissociative identity disorder” might help us understand the fundamental nature of reality

Source: Could Multiple Personality Disorder Explain Life, the Universe and Everything? – Scientific American Blog Network

Quest for Consciousness: A Historic Contest Is Announced | Mind Matters

Consciousness is a slippery concept but the two prominent theories make different predictions as to which part of the brain will become active when a person becomes aware of an image; thus they can be tested by neuroscientists.

Source: Quest for Consciousness: A Historic Contest Is Announced | Mind Matters

Is the universe conscious? It seems impossible until you do the maths | New Scientist

The question of how the brain gives rise to subjective experience is the hardest of all. Mathematicians think they can help, but their first attempts have thrown up some eye-popping conclusions

Source: Is the universe conscious? It seems impossible until you do the maths | New Scientist

Why Is Science Growing Comfortable with Panpsychism (“Everything Is Conscious”)? 

A recent article at New Scientist treats panpsychism as a serious idea in science. That’s thanks to the growing popularity of neuroscientist Giulio Tonioni’s Integrated Information Theory (IIT), which offers the opportunity for mathematical modeling, along with the implication that inanimate matter

Source: Why Is Science Growing Comfortable with Panpsychism (“Everything Is Conscious”)? | Mind Matters