Introduction to this blog

Consciousness can be generated by the process of computation! This is the claim of neuroscientists and computer scientists. However, the Vedic literature provides a clear idea that conscious by its nature is not a matter and hence it cannot be generated by any kind of complex computation that is due to matter. This blog is to explore the science of consciousness from Vedic perspective.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

First person approach in consciousness research

Consciousness has been one of the most eluding and terrifying topic of research for scientists. Very recently due to the advancement of neuroscience, some of the research has taken place to understand the consciousness by study of neural activity. One of the work in this direction is Neural correlate consciousness by Francis Crick and Christof Koch (1990) on finding out the relationship between conscious experience and neural activity in the brain. The interesting idea in this approach is to study the correlation between neural activity with corresponding consciousness experience. Such studies have shown considerable advancement by many other subsequent works. Some of the interesting outcomes of such study are to figure out whether brain causes consciousness or the consciousness is much fundamental than the brain. Such study also would be very much useful for treatment of various neural disorder diseases such as Schizophrenia. The interesting and most inquisitive search for the origin of consciousness would however go beyond the application specific research. 

It seems that among many other approaches, the first person approach would be much more appropriate in understanding some of the intriguing aspect of consciousness. We aim at taking a first person approach to understand the origin and nature of consciousness.

Jaynarayan, Tiruapti, India