Professor of Virology at the University of Grenoble Emmanuel Drouet talks about the new picture scientists are getting about the role and nature of viruses. Some viruses are seen to have important functions within the cell; in others the virus genome is integrated into the host’s chromosome which may after many generations evolve properties essential for its survival.
Consciousness may be an emergent property from a bunch of background chatter.
Sam Harris speaks with Iain McGilchrist about the differences between the right and left hemispheres.
Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.
A new type of experiment could get us closer to grasping human consciousness.
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