“…consciously perceived words were accompanied by long-lasting effects (>200 ms) across a great variety of cortical sites, with a special involvement of the prefrontal lobes. This sustained pattern of neural activity was characterized by a specific increase of coherence between distant areas, suggesting conscious perception is broadcasted widely across the cortex.”

Gaillard, Raphaël et al. 2009. “Converging Intracranial Markers of Conscious Access.” PLoS Biology 7(3): e61 EP -.

Benzon: First Person: Neuro-Cognitive Notes on the Self in Life and in Fiction .

“I devote the single largest section of this essay to a detailed account of how a nervous system implements personal pronouns.”


“…to collect human scent for future use to track a specified target”.

Paradise Engineering

” The metabolic pathways of pain and malaise evolved because they served the fitness of our genes in the ancestral environment. They will be replaced by a different sort of neural architecture – a motivational system based on heritable gradients of bliss.”