John McCrone's introduction to consciousness and complexity. Why a theory of consciousness matters, popular myths about the mind and other insights.
A new flash experiment care of my new drawing tablet: The Tunnel
The appreciation photography is quite a subjective experience. I've always liked how some photographs (and some art in general) act as a catalyst for imagination rather than as an expression of statement or esthetical feel.
I discovered a very interesting corner of the web today. I've been up to my neck in consciousness and complexity theory. Here's some of what I dug up:
A definition of complexity - This comes from Don Mikulecky site. A interesting look at how our universe is built on complexity and the failure of science to re-evaluate scientific dogma. Hopefully this will shed some light on Chef Quix' quest.
An interesting experiment on perception - Try to discover the changes made over time to the displayed images. You can right-click on the image and select new scenes, (these new scenes are found at the bottom of the drop-down list.) The majority of viewers are unable to spot the changes in the images. This is an example of Change Blindness, a phenomenon in visual perception in which very large changes occurring in full view in a visual scene are not noticed. (In order to easily see the change you can right-click on the image and select "No Gap". Only do this after you have tried all the scenes. Think of the flashes as forced blinks of your eyelids.)
Cognitive Questions - "The Only Cognitive Science Website Without a Picture of a Brain on it!" A collection of papers dealing with cognitive science by Teed Rockwell, complete with commentary by fellow philosophers and scientists.
Stephen Grossberg has managed to boil the ideas from my last post down to this one statement: "The brain as we know it can be successfully understood as an organ that is designed to achieve successful autonomous adaptation to a changing world."
Online papers on consciousness compiled by David Chalmers.