July 27, 2018
In the following episode, we’ll be addressing two questions about consciousness;
- What is consciousness? defining consciousness in the modern world.
- How did consciousness evolve? Exploring theories describing evolutionary origination of consciousness.
In a simple overview, p-consciousness is a result of our increased neural complexity. Self-awareness is an aspect that arises from various cognitive processes and their interrelations. It is an organizer of sensation and perception, and a product of dynamic information processing. It can be said that consciousness is nothing more than a sensory-based illusion. An illusion that has provided nature’s most complex being the ability to realize such complexity.
July 9, 2018
Episode 2 discusses the mysterious origination and transmission of the Spanish Influenza as well as the impact of the Spanish Flu on World War 1. The fear inducing question, "How will the world prevent another global influenza pandemic?" will be considered and possible preventative measures will be discussed.
June 21, 2018
Episode 1 - The Mysteries of Asthma
Asthma is a mysterious, yet increasingly common condition in the modern world. It is easily diagnosed in treated, but it is not yet understood why it occurs and why the rates of asthma have been increasing over the past 30 years. This episode will explore the unanswered questions of asthma and discuss the impact of the hygiene hypothesis on the current understanding of asthma.