and Reflective Learning Practices
... way of knowing. In fact, all the social work practitioners in this study believe that
the body is invaluable in their practices in that it provides them much feedback
on which to reflect. They shared examples of how, when they in fact ignored
their bodies, they found they did not make the best decis ...
Reaching for Consciousness
... activity, respiration, and brain rhythms have been influenced. M uch of this work has been
reviewed by Jerry Solfvin (1984) and by Daniel Benor (1991).
And the work is not really new. Rather, it represents conceptual replications and extensions of
human distant mental influence experiments conducted ...
Module 22: Hypnosis and Meditation
... sensations, memories, and the world around you.
William James – described consciousness as a "stream" or
"river" that is always changing but unified and unbroken.
Consciousness first studied through introspection (verbal
self-reports) and later rejected in favor of studying only
observable overt beh ...
The Death of Implicit Memory
... there would be no reason to think that consciousness was an important attribute; it could just as easily be an
accidental attribute, no more important than the attribute "the memory is/is not about chocolate bars."
4.8 This is true exactly because we do not know the function of consciousness. To ret ...
The Death of Implicit Memory
... conceptual basis would not differentiate the memories.
2.3 Once a conceptual basis has been selected, one must select attributes that will
differentiate memories. For example, a memory classification system using a
neuroscientific conceptual basis might use the attribute "effect of basal forebrain
other minds and the origins of consciousness 1
... as even coming close to consciousness. Most of our itches and other self-scanned internal states
must be represented unconsciously in our mental models of our bodies, or we would be too
distracted by such things to think clearly about the things that really matter to us.3 Such internal
The Puzzle of Conscious Experience - Filosofia - nihilsibi
... in the structure of information processes in the brain's visual cortex. This structure is illustrated
in the color wheels and charts used by artists. Colors are arranged in a systematic pattern - red to
green on one axis, blue to yellow on another, and black to white on a third. Colors that are clos ...
Enactivism as an Approach to the Brain
... • SL: Yes. ….Eastern traditions have been working at this
inner knowledge for thousands of years. And I think that
we in the West have the unique opportunity of benefiting
from an interaction with that Eastern tradition, bringing in
the Western scientific perspective. I think the
collaboration of th ...
The Mystery of Consciousness Continues June 9, 2011 John R
... conscious experience I always experience it as mine. I do not just have a sequence of unrelated neutral
qualitative states that could belong to anybody, but I have them as part of a coherent unity that is constitutive
of and experienced as myself. So if consciousness is somehow always related to the ...
the scientific and spiritual implications of psychic abilities
... Recent research in areas as different as distant healing and
quantum physics are in alignment with the oldest spiritual
teachings of the sages of India, who taught that “separation is an
illusion.” This concept suggests that there is no distance for consciousness, and that we have an intuitive inner ...
Living in a Bubble: Dissociation, Relational Consciousness, and
... has looked more specifically at both depersonalization and derealization (Aardema and Wu, 2011). This study found that degree of inferential confusion, rather than OCD subtype, mediated dissociation.
There seem three specific forms of dissociation characteristic of
OCD. These forms include, firstly, ...
Too Ideal to Be Real: A Marxist-Inspired Critique on M.T. Anderson`s
... Consciousness, Class Consciousness, and Revolutionary Consciousness. Marx established his
theory to explain to those ignorant of their social position and status that their abilities are not
why they are positioned where they are, rather it is outside forces that determine a person’s class
*What Is Consciousness?*
... regulating our mental processes: it’s “much
easier to achieve integration of the states and
activities, to get them working together in the
complex and sophisticated ways necessary to
achieve complex and sophisticated ends.
The Puzzle of Conscious Experience
... react to them appropriately? How does the brain integrate information from many different sources and use this
information to control behavior? How is it that subjects can verbalize their internal states? Although all these questions
are associated with consciousness, they all concern the objective ...
Kevin Dumas - the IDeA Lab!
... really help you run away from that lion? Will knowing what the meaning of life is really
make you more reproductively successful? With that said, it is not hard to see why
humans are not answering philosophical questions as fast as they are scientific questions.
It is here (at least for now) that c ...
1 - users.cs.umn.edu - University of Minnesota
... Qualia are the qualitative aspects of our mental states, such as the color sensations, taste of a chocolate,
pleasure and pain. One might conclude that qualia cannot be understood in terms of physical brain
functions, that something else is needed to explain them. Chalmers idea is that “patterns car ...
... Perception is the categorising of experiences provided by the six senses. We
compare our sensations with our previous experience and by doing so give
them some order. Sensation does not have any meaning without this
additional step of perception. Someone who is said to be 'observant' has a
good facu ...
SCIENCE VS. RELIGION SOME TOUGH QUEST¥ONS It was a
... If our way of knowing is not to be divided against
our ways of believing, philosophers and
theologians must face the challenge of redefining
the self in a way that is consistent with
twenty-first-century science, respectful of
religious traditions, and elevating of the human
spirit. We must bring w ...
4. Interaction - My Webspace files
... However, people also experience some rather striking mental images. Some things do seem to
pop into my awareness with amazing clarity. And, at the opposite extreme, we quite often
anticipate in a more "generic" fashion, as when we anticipate a human being - any human being and not some specific one. ...
SELF AND OTHER
... • There are multiple attributes of SELF –including
competing attributes any one of which can
• These ordinarily converge in varying proportion
on what we recognize as who we are. Each of
these has a distinctive evolutionary history and
mechanism of expression.
• Each may have its own pr ...
Personal Identity - U of L Class Index
... What changes certainly doesn’t stay qualitatively
identical, that is, it doesn’t have the same properties
at all times.
But we also say that we remain one and the same
person through our changes.
This notion of personal identity (a form of numerical
identity) is important to much of what we do.
Masking, conscious access, and the blind spot of introspection
... axons capable of distributing incoming information to many processors and therefore making it
reportable. A second series of experiments probed introspection of reaction time (RT). After each trial of
an RT task, subjects reported how long they thought it took them to take their decision. In a singl ...
self and intrapersonal communication
... We are strongly encouraged to introspect, to look into yourselves, and
in the process recognize vital clues to your self-identity, self-concept,
Structuralism and Functionalism
... Associationism: theory that man’s experiences are a
reminder of experiences in the past. Man associates
experiences with past memory. Experiences
connect with one another and predicts how one acts
Self-knowledge is a term used in psychology to describe the information that an individual draws upon when finding an answer to the question ""What am I like?"".While seeking to develop the answer to this question, self-knowledge requires ongoing self-awareness and self-consciousness (which is not to be confused with consciousness). Young infants and chimpanzees display some of the traits of self-awareness and agency/contingency, yet they are not considered as also having self-consciousness. At some greater level of cognition, however, a self-conscious component emerges in addition to an increased self-awareness component, and then it becomes possible to ask ""What am I like?"", and to answer with self-knowledge.Self-knowledge is a component of the self, or more accurately, the self-concept. It is the knowledge of one's self and one's properties and the desire to seek such knowledge that guide the development of the self-concept. Self-knowledge informs us of our mental representations of ourselves, which contain attributes that we uniquely pair with ourselves, and theories on whether these attributes are stable, or dynamic.The self-concept is thought to have three primary aspects: The cognitive self The affective self The executive selfThe affective and executive selves are also known as the felt and active selves respectively, as they refer to the emotional and behavioral components of the self-concept.Self-knowledge is linked to the cognitive self in that its motives guide our search to gain greater clarity and assurance that our own self-concept is an accurate representation of our true self; for this reason the cognitive self is also referred to as the known self. The cognitive self is made up of everything we know (or think we know about ourselves). This implies physiological properties such as hair color, race, and height etc.; and psychological properties like beliefs, values, and dislikes to name but a few.