Posts tagged “brain”

Minds, Brains, and Science

Minds, Brains, and Science

Does John Searle, in his book Minds, Brains, and Science, succeed in explaining how mental phenomena can be nothing over and above neural phenomena and yet be caused by neural activity?

Brains and Behavior

Brains and Behavior

Some thoughts on Hilary Putnam’s views regarding logical behaviorism


Scientist Says Mind Continues After Brain Dies A British scientist studying heart attack patients says he is finding evidence that suggests that consciousness may continue after the brain has stopped functioning and a patient is clinically dead. The research, presented to scientists last week at the California Institute of Technology, resurrects the debate over whether

“If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.”
Lyall Watson, from the July 2000 issue of Discover

Patent to Keep Your Head Alive after Your Body Dies

Jason sent me this link this morning and I am thrilled. Just when I thought that there was little to no chance of keeping my head alive after my body dies, someone goes out and patents a technique to keep it going!


This will be a day long-remembered in the annals of splitting headache history. Oh, turncoat brain! Cease your relentless pounding and let me work! got acetaminophen?

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.