It was very nice to meet and talk with you at the Wikimedia Wikisalon in SF on Wednesday. Since you have a MIT bachelor's degree in brain and cognitive sciences and work as a research assistant at UC Berkeley studying memory, and have some interest in philosophical and brain science questions about consciousness ...
here are some of the articles and media we were talking about re consciousness
Google / Stanford's Tom Dean -
"Automatically Inferring Meso-scale Models of Neural Computation"
Google/Stanford's Tom Dean Automatically Inferring Meso-scale Models of Neural Computation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HazJ7LHihG8 … I ask at 49 mins abt data
Google/Stanford's Tom Dean Automatically Inferring Meso-scale Models of Neural Computation https://t.co/9vKo2kCrsS I ask at 49 mins abt data— scottmacleod (@scottmacleod) April 28, 2017
The question I ask at about 49:15 minutes:
"Thank you for a fascinating presentation. If you were to build a process of simulation on this Connectome project, going from the molecular to the behavioral, beyond intuition, and extend that to the nano as well as to the neuronal as well as to say a street view level - e.g. Google Streetview with time slider with open simulator - what would be the limitations in the kinds of data that exist now you would like to overcome in creating, say, this fly brain, or similar, that even could extend around us in an augmented reality for various kinds of STEM research?"
Tom replies at about 50:10 minutes ...
See, too -
See, as well -
Colin McGinn's "The Mysterious Flame" (1999) -
Tom Nagel's "What is it like to be a bat?" (1974) - http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/
cross_fac/iatl/activities/ modules/ugmodules/ humananimalstudies/lectures/ 32/nagel_bat.pdf - which address some of these questions ... and see, too,
David Chalmer's Consciousness.net e.g. "Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness" (1995) by David J. Chalmers - http://consc.net/papers/
Could I please add your name to my new research page - http://www.scottmacleod.com/
research-group.html - where it would be fun to explore further the questions of consciousness and brain modeling that we were talking about yesterday evening?
World University and School also seeks to develop approaches building of the Connectome project, and re consciousness, too, engaging all 8,044 languages for research.
Languages at WUaS -