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Subject:  Re: The importance of conscious thought Date:  2/18/2019  7:45 AM
Author:  btresist Number:  26677 of 26994

In your opinion, why has this idea gained traction? What is it that more traditional explanations for consciousness lack that this explanation provides?

IMO, it is being driven by a recent explanation for consciousness called the Integrated Information Model that has a definition/mechanism of consciousness that can be applied generally to the universe and by the Koch and Penrose attempt to explain consciousness as a quantum mechanical phenomenon.

Here is a Christof Koch (neuroscientist) interview of his panpsychic views. https://www.wired.com/2013/11/christof-koch-panpsychism-cons...

https://www.nature.com/articles/nrn.2016.44
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/universe-conscious-ncna...
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