Help me with my essay about extended cognition!

Chantel (@mynameschantel) 8 years, 9 months ago

I have a write a short essay (Just 2-4 pages) on cognition and where it’s located. I’m on the side of extended consciousness- that cognition isn’t bound to just the body and central nervous system. I’m just having trouble brainstorming… any good websites/articles that you can think of that might help me out? I also have my own beliefs about we are all connected past our physical bodies and that there’s a collective consciousness, but I don’t really know how to link it directly to cognition. Any ideas would be appreciated!!

February 24, 2013 at 11:36 pm
Taylor Little (71) (@tlrlittle) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I’ve always assumed cognition, decision making and things like that, were not only carried out by the nervous system, but also the endocrine system (hormones) although it’s still in the body. But many people believe the endocrine system connects to the idea of chakra’s and spirituality. You may start there??? Really though you are stepping into a realm that modern science has been seemingly avoiding (or possibly covering up) and I don’t think you’ll find any modern scientists talking about collective consciousness. They are just now beginning to touch on the idea of single consciousness. Maybe you could look into some eastern philosophy, or even egyptian beliefs (they knew many things we are only discovering now) I think you may need to choose an easier topic if you can though, hope this helps!

@TemporaryHuman (0) (@temporaryhuman) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Michael Persinger’s talk and a bunch of stuff on this site might detonate a chain reaction of imagination, insight, and inquiry …

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