The kindle edition of my third novel, Brain Storm, is now available.
For decades, we’ve known, through the work of Benjamin Libet and others, that neuronal activity to initiate neuromuscular activity precedes conscious thought. Now scientists are attempting to harness those brain signals and put them to work. In the Brain2Robot project,
Researchers are unearthing the roots of religious feeling in the neural commotion that accompanies the spiritual epiphanies of nuns, Buddhists and other people of faith. In Scientific American: Searching for God in the Brain, David Biello, writes about scanning 14
Steven Pinker, writing for TIME: “The biology of consciousness offers a sounder basis for morality than the unprovable dogma of an immortal soul. It’s not just that an understanding of the physiology of consciousness will reduce human suffering through new
Dennis Overbye has an excellent summary of the mind-versus-matter debate in the first NYT Science Times of the new year. If people freak at evolution, how much more will they freak if scientists and philosophers tell them they are nothing