Is that an Iranian bomb or a cloud? Ask your brain
Neuroscientist Giulio Tononi has a new approach to the mind-body problem.
In one of the chapters in Prof. Giulio Tononi’s book “Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul,” the hero faces a contraption reminiscent of Kafka’s pain machine from “In the Penal Colony.” Here, too, a wretched condemned man lies inside the machine, while an enthusiastic officer presents its capabilities to a chance spectator who expresses interest in what is happening. But whereas Kafka...
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