Some adventures in fringe science: Lyall Watson and ‘new age’ biology

We did a major cull of books today – which was purgative, reminiscence-inducing and shelf-clearing.It’s a little odd clearing out lots of old books – even if they are destined for a good home. You’ve spent time in the company of something that someone has worked very hard to produce, even if it’s just some… Read More

Lots of thinking on consciousness and what it’s about around at the moment: some comments and links

There’s lots of interesting work around on the psychology, neuroscience and philosophy of consciousness at the moment, including issues to do with volition and free will. I sometimes make the observation to my students when we discuss consciousness and the brain that ‘our consciousness is at the centre of almost all that matters to us as humans,… Read More