The brain boggles the mind.

-- James D. Watson, "Discovering the Brain"

Arriving here, we come to an idea of what reality is. If we study science, we find that it throws our concepts of reality into question, leaving confusion in its wake.

Seeking to make sense of the confusion, we might be drawn to epistemology, the study of knowledge itself. There, we find that our thinking is clouded with a fog of questionable assumptions, and that what is fundamental is the flow of sensory experience: sights, sounds, smells, tastes, feelings, thoughts, emotions and so on.

Perhaps now we can return to science, and study how these sensory experiences arise. This time, we do not expect science to give us absolute truths; we merely ask it to point out the apparent patterns.

What do we know about human awareness, and how it comes about?

  1. More to come...

For Further Exploration

The biologically minded and curious can browse these sources elsewhere on the Web:

  • an extensive collection of links to Internet sites relating to neuroscience