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Can a sufficiently complex ANN simulate consciousness?

David Chalmers has argued against the thermostat view, suggesting that adaptation to the environment is not sufficient. John Searle also disagrees that the current state of machine learning is capable ...
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Does our consciousness die when we go to sleep or fall into a coma?

Q: Does our consciousness die when we go to sleep or fall into a coma? A: No, neuroscientifically speaking, the consciousness does not die when we are sleeping or are in a coma; it is just in a sleep ...
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Do many people have an "Accompanying Voice" - an equal they converse with?

From a quick search online I see no reason why you distantiate what you describe from auditory hallucinations: a form of hallucination that involves perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus. ...
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Is hypnosis really concentration/focus?

The answer lies in what is known of the conscious, unconscious and the presconscious parts of the mind, with preconscious is the scientific name for the subconscious, however, for the purposes of this ...
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Is there a name for arguing with other people in one's mind?

I'm not aware of a term specifically for this phenomenon. Having a conversation in one's head has been termed dialogic inner speech by several researchers. You didn't mention if the people you are ...
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Does monism imply that computers can have consciousness?

Note: While "The Basic Theory of the Mind" may potentially be well researched and possibly accurate, it is (as far as I know) a self-published discourse by a non-researcher, that is not peer-reviewed. ...
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Is there a term in psychology for when a tool is perceived as an extension of your body?

Short answer Possible interesting terms are: distal attribution (externalization) body transfer illusion (rubber hand illusion) embodiment Background This is a very interesting, yet difficult ...
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Is the split-brain, dual consciousness experiment from Rhawn Joseph valid?

Short answer On the basis of a cursory literature review, I conclude that Jospeh's observations were correct, but his conclusions that a callosotomy can result in a dual consciousness were far ...
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What is the psychology behind blind spots? Why do we fail to see, what others see so clearly about us?

What you are talking about is something psychologists Joseph Luft (1916–2014) and Harrington Ingham (1916–1995) looked at in 1955. They developed a 4-pane window visualisation called the Johari ...
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If reality is just hallucination, how come different people see same objects

According to Anil Seth, in this talk, consciousness is an active construction process. In that view, for the subject to have an experience about world, physical ...
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When does a human baby develop a consciousness?

Q: When does a human baby develop a consciousness? … Consciousness - the ability to sense the world around you in an independent way. You can think for yourself, and make choices that defy your ...
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What is the effect of Binaural Beats on an Autistic brain?

The evidence in support of binaural beats as a therapeutic tool is sketchy: Is there scientific evidence on the benefits of binaural beats? Given our lack of understanding of if binaural beats can ...
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Books on Neurological functions?

Any basic Neuroscience book would suffice, really. For example, a really good and widely used book is Principles of Neural Science from Kandel et al. I read it nearly from cover to cover, and it ...
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Why do we talk unconsciously while sleeping

Brief periods of sleep-talking (somniloquy), mostly gibberish, are quite common, particularly in children. It is not typically useful to call something a "disorder" unless it is causing a problem. ...
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How can machine possibly possess consciousness if computation is a human idea?

Short answer: This is formally known as the hard problem of consciousness - if you can figure it out, then you'll probably win a Nobel Prize: The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of ...
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What is the state of the art research of the consciousness level for high-level cognitive activity?

One approach to this is to search for "habituation", "learned task", "concomitant task", "dual task" and "multiple task" studies, which may include cognitive and physical aspects (memory, reaction ...
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What is the state of the art research of the consciousness level for high-level cognitive activity?

This would be a combination of couple of things, dependant upon what type of "activity" you are referring to. It can be broken up into two aspects, the physical and the cognitive aspect. The ...
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What can coma patients report about their experiences - if anything?

The majority of people who recovered from coma did not report any experiences that occurred while they were in coma (clinically unresponsive, with absent or minimal brainstem reflexes, and with ...
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Do people who experience heautoscopy become unable to see their reflected image in a mirror?

While acknowledging the fact that Google delivers personalized results, I am fairly sure a Google search for "heautoscopy" will deliver you bucket loads of papers to read - I have copied a ...
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What are these extra 11 dimensions of human mind?

No, there's no relationship to string theory. You might imagine brain activity as taking place in an N-dimensional space, where N is the number of neurons in the brain. However, neurons aren't ...
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Meditation for patients with neuroleptic induced tension

Akathisia is very difficult to handle. Sometimes akathisia responds to anxiolytic drugs such as benzodiazepines, propranolol, and even red wine. Amantadine, benztropine (for Parkinsonism) might also ...
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When can we say that machines are conscious?

All we can say now is that machines have aspects of consciousness. This is according to Pagel (2017), who provides a summary of the various areas web-based browsers meet the criteria, or not: Pagel ...
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Why does injury cause brief unconsciousness?

Loss of consciousness is usually caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain - in the case of injury it could be directly cause by the injury or it may be because they are shocked or scared - this is ...
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Is the heart conscious?

The general consensus of the scientific community would be that the human heart is not capable of consciousness. The machinery behind consciousness is not well understood, of course, and there is ...
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Way to influence readers subconscious to memorize technical data?

Priming involves the perception of similar elements between information. The similarity between information influences the memory as it has already been primed by previous memory traces. I do know of ...
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Why is IIT "unmotivated"?

I suspect that the reason he considers it unmotivated is that he would like to see a theory that can explain the hard problem(s) of consciousness. In that final paragraph where he argues that the ...
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Is satisficing conceptualised as being unconscious/automatic, or conscious/volitional?

Satisficing is goal directed and satisficers intend to achieve satisfactory results. Therefore, satisficing seems to involve conscious choices being made. However, in Unconscious Thought Theory (UTT)...
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If reality is just hallucination, how come different people see same objects

Additionally, active construction of reality doesn't mean there are basic objective reality. Usually our mind uses similar mechanisms to understand this basic reality. our byological makeup, ...
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Integrated Information Theory - If correct could humans create artificial consciousness?

IIT implies that just about everything is 'conscious' (to a degree) in that you can measure its integrated information to say how conscious it is, while accepting that what we as humans typically ...
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is it unconcious?

This broad article introduces theories of what unconscious thought is and how it relates to conscious thoughts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconscious_thought_theory . I recommend it. 1) All ...
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