Tag Archives: Consciousness

Consciousness: how the brain chemical ‘dopamine’ plays a key role – new research

We know very little about the human brain. Orla/Shutterstock Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian, University of Cambridge; Christelle Langley, University of Cambridge; Emmanuel A Stamatakis, University of Cambridge et Lennart Spindler, University of Cambridge Consciousness is arguably the most important scientific topic there is. Without consciousness, there would after all be no science. But while we all know what it is like …

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Can consciousness be explained by quantum physics? My research takes us a step closer to finding out

Some scientists believe consciousness is generated by quantum processes, but the theory is yet to be empirically tested. vitstudio/Shutterstock Cristiane de Morais Smith, Utrecht University One of the most important open questions in science is how our consciousness is established. In the 1990s, long before winning the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for his prediction of black holes, physicist Roger …

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Is it time to give up on consciousness as ‘the ghost in the machine’?

ImagesRouges/Shutterstock Peter Halligan, Cardiff University and David A Oakley, UCL As individuals, we feel that we know what consciousness is because we experience it daily. It’s that intimate sense of personal awareness we carry around with us, and the accompanying feeling of ownership and control over our thoughts, emotions and memories. But science has not yet reached a consensus on …

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