Griffith University Skeptics and Freethinkers

Volume of gray matter in the anterior prefrontal cortex ergo cogito ergo sum?

In Science on September 17, 2010 at 11:51 AM

A specific region of the brain appears to be larger in individuals who are good at turning their thoughts inward and reflecting upon their decisions, according to new research published in the journal Science. This act of introspection—or “thinking about your thinking”—is a key aspect of human consciousness, though scientists have noted plenty of variation in peoples’ introspective abilities.

What this means for the philosophy of mind as well as the many and varied studies of consciousness is yet to be seen, but I’m pretty excited.

You can find the full story here, enjoy.

Jayson D Cooke


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