Human thought can voluntarily control neurons in the brain
The work, which appears in a paper in the October 28 issue of the journal Nature, shows that “individuals can rapidly, consciously, and voluntarily control neurons deep inside their head,” says Koch, the Lois and Victor Troendle Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology and professor of computation and neural systems at Caltech.
I'm starting this manxome thread as a place to post scientific findings relevant to philosophy of mind. I may well add new findings at a later date.First item: Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively.Freer thinking, brought to you by physics.
A ‘Self-Aware’ Fish Raises Doubts About a Cognitive Test
First item: Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively.
^ Yes, the ability to learn to "control" neurological processes is a neurological process in itself.
Quote from: Mammal on December 20, 2018, 02:57:57 am^ Yes, the ability to learn to "control" neurological processes is a neurological process in itself.But why is this such a major discovery?