News (also see previous years' items here.)

  1. free-will? Not so much.. or at least not that you know about it.
  2. "Primary consciousness" in the brainstem?
  3. Motion induced blindness demo (MIB)
  4. brain and consciousness videos
  5. Sleepwalking
  6. Voices in the head
  7. More on consciousness-altering sleep drugs--'sedative hypnotics' -- see below (-18) for an earlier posting.
  8. Do rats really 'reflect' on their 'thoughts?'
  9. more on the future of psychiatric issues --their genes
  10. Mindfulness and pain
  11. PFC fails to inhibit subthreshold visual noise as well as it does suprathreshold noise.
  12. Hippocampus and imagination -- more than memory? (Recall discussion of "insight" )
  13. outsiders reading your intentions from your brain states? No big surprise here.
  14. Magical thinking and misattribution of causality
  15. What happens when your mind wanders?
  16. Magic and vision (links to "change blindness" and related stuff)
  17. the blind artist - how does he do that?
  18. "cognitive unbinding" in sleep and anesthesia?
  19. Mesmer vs Gassner deja vu?- evidence-based therapy?
  20. 2006 Tucson consciousness conference
  21. placebos
  22. Personal identity and the right hemisphere
  23. Need extra credit? - take Satanism 101 at the Vatican!
  24. Verbal vs neurological attitudes?
  25. More than a sleeping aid? ....A registered nurse who lives outside Denver took Ambien before going to sleep one night in January 2003. Sometime later — she says she remembers none of the episode — she got into her car wearing only a thin nightshirt in 20-degree weather, had a fender bender, urinated in the middle of an intersection, then became violent with police officers, according to her lawyer.
    The woman, whose lawyer says she previously had a pristine traffic record, eventually pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of careless driving after the prosecutors partly accepted her version of events, said the lawyer....
  26. Anesthetic use of hypnosis today?
  27. Proprioception -- the sixth sense--includes corollary discharge
  28. More on placebo effects-- the power of suggestion
  29. interview with Ramachandran on brain and consciousness
  30. Hypnosis, brain and individual differences
  31. Hypnosis and eliminating the Stroop effect?
  32. Thin slices of attraction?
  33. fast and frugal basketball management -- Gladwell on the NBA
  34. Correll, J., Park, B., Judd, C.M., & Wittenbrink, B. (2002). The police officer's dilemma: Using ethnicity to disambiguate potentially hostile individuals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 1314-1329. (examples of video "game")
  35. Too fast for introspection? Where? (xxx (2006) Neuron, 50. p.329 )
  36. Ekman and microexpressions.
  37. meditation news


  1. change blindness1 (Resnick, UBC)
  2. change blindness2 (Simons, Illinois)
  3. blind spot
  4. phenomenal causality, attribution of causality (Heider , Michotte, Piaget..)
  5. demo of Libet's experiment on free will.
    McGurk , H. & MacDonald, J.W. (1976). Hearing lips and seeing voices. Nature, 264,746-748.
  7. IAT page; do a demo. Watch Alan Alda take an IAT online PBS. and read a brief review of the IAT.
  8. Take the Turing test.

High consciousness content websites

  1. Science and Conscious Review
  2. Julian Jaynes Society
  3. Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousess
  4. Wikibook on consciousness ideas -- primarily philosophers.

Individual webpages


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