"The modern and contemporary philosophical tradition, which has emphasized the specialness and security of self-knowledge, especially self-knowledge of the stream of conscious experience, and in comparison the relative insecurity or derivativeness of our knowledge of the physical world around us, has the epistemic situation upside-down" - Eric Schwitzgebel (Previously)
"The whole endeavour of the consciousness studies community is absurd – they are in pursuit of a chimera" - Peter Hacker on philosophy
For the first time in the Indian state of Maharashtra, life sentences were meted out based on the findings of Brain Electrical Oscillation Signature(BEOS) profiling. [more inside]
MindPapers - David Chalmers organizes, streamlines and expands his collection of papers related to mind and neuroscience.
Do You Taste What I Taste? - The first of Slate's 3-part series on the physiology of taste [parts 2, 3]
Recursion and Human Thought - Why the Piraha don't have numbers
Neurolaw - The Brain on the Stand
Dictionary of Disorder - shaping the DSM
Neuroscience Gateway - "a comprehensive source for the latest research, news and events in neuroscience and genomics research"
Psychiatry by Prescription - Do psychotropic drugs blur the boundaries between illness and health?
Living with half a brain - hemispherectomy, probably the most radical procedure in neurosurgery
Nature has a somewhat technical but free supplement on sleep
What is the modus operandi of creativity? According to two cognitive scientists, Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner, the subconscious operation of conceptual blending. The formal theory, known as the Network Model of Conceptual Integration (CI), seeks to explain how creative insights are derived from pre-existing knowledge and understanding.
Interesting papers in neuroscience. From Wellcome Laboratory of Neurobiology.