Consciousness Is Made of Atoms, Too
In “A Stroll Through the Worlds of Animals and Men,” published in 1934, the Estonian biologist Jakob von Uexküll attempted to show that every animal creates a “world” (he called it its umwelt) from stimuli in the environment to which it responds. Illustration by Ivana Rezek / Flickr In his first lecture on physics to […]
What Do Blind People Actually See?
charnsitr via Shutterstock In 2004 Peter König made a special belt: one that always vibrated on the side of it facing north. Put on the belt and face north, and it would vibrate in the front; turn to face west and it vibrated on the right side. König, a cognitive scientist at the University Osnabrück, […]