Wiki Wednesday – Orch-OR

Orchestrated Objective Reduction: Orchestrated objective reduction (Orch-OR) is a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness conceptualized by the theoretical physicist Sir Roger Penrose and anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff, which claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale quantum activities inside the cells, most prevalent in the brain’s neurons. It combines approaches from the radically different angles…


Color on the Brain

We tend to think of colors as ideas which all humans agree on – grass is green, flames are orange, the sky is light blue – even if different languages have different names for these colors. As English speakers, we also tend to think of color names in terms of the “basic” ones and the…


In Pursuit of Virtue – Late October Edition

Things from all over! How far have our leaders moved down the path of apathy to evil? Robert Gibbs exemplifies the carelessness with which the Obama team murders civilian children if they have a bad father. This is something most of us already know (though few condemn), since the practice of drone-bombing funerals and weddings…


Clearing My Desktop

Here are all of the things I have been meaning to post but have not yet had the time… If the face is the window to the conscious mind, a few psychologists have cracked the code. Sylvan S. Tomkins and Paul Ekman spent years decoding the face, and deduced far more about human emotion made…