- Alva Noë: "Why Is Consciousness So Baffling?"
- Antonio Damasio: "The Quest to Understand Consciousness"
- Big Think: "Antonio Damasio & Siri Hustvedt"
- Big Think: "Daniel Dennett"
- californica: portrait of the artist as an organism (Jason Tougaw's blog)
- Daniel Dennett: "Cute, Sexy, Sweet, Funny"
- Emily Singer: "The Measured Life"
- Extraordinary People: The Boy Who Could See Without Eyes
- Gail Hornstein's Bibliography of "First Person Narratives of Madness in English"
- Gail Horstein, "The Hearing Voices Network"
- Gary Wolf on "The Quantified Self"
- Hearing the Voice Project
- Interview with Alva Noë (Salon)
- Jesse Prinz: "Waiting for the Self"
- Jill Bolte Taylor: "My Stroke of Insight"
- Koestenbaum on Viegener
- Maud Casey
- Rufus May: "Living Mindfully with Voices"
- Siri Hustvedt
- Tarnation Trailer
- The Quantified Self
- V.S. Ramachandran: "3 Clues to Understanding Your Brain"
- We Live in Public Trailer
Daily Archives: February 8, 2015
Some thoughts on The Shaking Woman
Since finishing The Shaking Woman, my mind has been spinning in the best possible kind of way. Hustvedt sheds light on some very murky and interesting issues. While her work is non-conclusive, it certainly galvanizes deep thought and curiosity. There … Continue reading
Posted in Autobiography, Methodology 5 Comments
“It is impossible to separate nature and nurture. You cannot isolate a person from the world in which he lives, but more than that, notions of outside and inside, subject and object become entwined.” (P 69 Hustvedt) “The faculty of … Continue reading
Posted in Autobiography, Mind and Brain 1 Comment
Damasio is everywhere
I had never heard of Antonio Damasio before this course, but we seem to have set up shop in a neighborhood where we can’t avoid bumping into him at every corner. A big chunk of the Eakins chapter is devoted … Continue reading
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Hustvedt and interdisciplinarity
As a lit person by background, I found Hustvedt’s book to be just the sort of thing I got into liberal studies to read: nonliterary material (albeit, in this case, material with plenty of literary implications) rendered with a literary … Continue reading
Posted in Art & Literature, Methodology 2 Comments
The “I” is our own.
This is certainly an interesting way to being the semester. This first week we are asked to take describe what it is we are and the reading assigned really digs in deeper leaving us, or at least me, more confused … Continue reading
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Paul John Eakin, “Autobiographical Consciousness” (Chapter 2)
Eakin’s passage begins with a Walt Whitman quote which is as dramatic as the content of his argument about the self. Eakin offers conjecture coupled with ideas from noted neurobiological thinkers. The content is difficult to fully grasp as much … Continue reading
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