Katherine Peil reveals some of the fascinating discoveries of her lengthy inquiry into the nature of emotion. She talks of its function and evolution, and refers to its physiochemical and informational expressions. She reminds us that all living creatures experience pleasure and pain, and that good and bad feelings work together to serve self-regulation. Emotion is a sensory system, and hedonic qualia enable creatures to experience both an autonomous me and a social we. She introduces the topic of quantum biology, and asks the speculative question: Does consciousness collapse the wave function?
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
“Definitely these galaxies are a big deal, but it remains to be seen how exciting they will look in the context of a few months’ progress with JWST,” Carnall says. The best is yet to come.
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