No Independent Reality

No Independent Reality

One of the weirdest theoretical implications of quantum mechanics is that different observers can give different—though equally valid—accounts of the same sequence of events. As highlighted by physicist Carlo Rovelli in his relational quantum mechanics (RQM), this means that there should be no absolute, observer-independent physical quantities. All physical quantities—the whole physical universe—must be relative […]

Self

Self

Concepts that interest me include Self, Psychic Inflation, Individuation, the Shadow, and the Trickster. Complex – the repressed organisation of images and experiences that governs perception and behaviour Shadow – the repressed, therefore unknown, aspects of the personality including those often considered to be negative Self – the central overarching concept governing the individuation process, as symbolised […]

The Future of the Mind

If we have artificial general intelligence, intelligence that’s capable of flexibly connecting ideas across different domains and maybe having something like sensory experience, what I want to know is whether it would be conscious or if it would all just be computing in the dark—engaging in things like visual recognition tasks from a computational perspective [...]
Dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. There is often trouble remembering certain events, beyond what would be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. These states alternately show in a person's behavior; presentations, however, are variable.[3] Associated conditions often include borderline personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance misuse disorder, self-harm, or anxiety. From Wikipedia [...]
Researchers say they’ve identified two brain networks that together underlie our sense of free will.

Researchers say they’ve identified two brain networks that together underlie our sense of free will.

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