No. of Recommendations: 1
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...
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.