Philosophers' Carnival #100

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  1. I don’t know specifically about this lab or the work they do, but the observations remind me of the research of Johnjoe McFadden. Basically, McFadden’s thesis is that the brain’s em information field is the physical substrate of conscious awareness. He has published two controversial papers supporting his idea: Synchronous Firing and Its Influence on the Brain’s Electromagnetic Field: Evidence for an Electromagnetic Field Theory of Consciousness, and The Conscious Electromagnetic Information (Cemi) Field Theory: The Hard Problem Made Easy? Links to both papers can be found on the following web page:

    https://machineslikeus.com/People/McFadden_Johnjoe.html

    McFadden maintains that his theory is testable, and indeed, a Russian team is supposedly attempting to do just that:

    https://machineslikeus.com/news/russians-claim-have-built-mcfadden-style-em-field-consciousness-hardware

  2. Richard Brown

    Hi Norm, thanks for the comment and the links! I don’t know why this comment showed up under the Philosopher’s Carnival post (Gualtiero?). I will take a look at those papers and get back to you, but just from what you say it reminds me of something I heard Ben Libet talk about back in ’90’s when I was at SFSU. Do you know if McFadden was a student or collaborator of Lilbet’s? 

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