The Consciousness of Reality

Consciousness is a truly puzzling phenomenon. For one, my own consciousness is the only element of existence I am personally aware of. Through the flow of subjective experiences I perceive an external reality and myself demarcated from it. I assume that other human minds—and to some extent non-human minds—experience a similar structure in this eternal moment of “now.” Strangely however,...

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Information Processing Basics: How The Brain Processes Information

The brain is a wondrous thing. It transforms letters, numbers, and images into meaningful data that governs every aspect of our lives. Neural pathways[1] spark and new ideas meet with the old to form complex schematic structures. But one of the most miraculous tasks it tackles is learning. As eLearning professionals, we must understand how information processing takes place in order...

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The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study

Petroc Sumner, professor12, Solveiga Vivian-Griffiths, research assistant12, Jacky Boivin, professor2, Andy Williams, lecturer3, Christos A Venetis, senior lecturer4, Aimée Davies, research assistant2, Jack Ogden, research assistant2, Leanne Whelan, research assistant2, Bethan Hughes, research assistant2, Bethan Dalton, research assistant2, Fred Boy, senior lecturer5, Christopher D Chambers, professor12 1Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3AT,...

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