Solving the Mystery of Space and Time

Abstract: Current mainstream theories of physics use relativity principles that are based on the notion of space and time as some overarching framework for all the things and events. Whether they consider it to be fixed (Newtonian relativity) or curving (Einsteinian relativity), they depend on this background as its metrics determine the result of calculations….


Harmonious Solution to the Binding Problem

Abstract The model of reality created by our brain is like a jigsaw puzzle consisting of many pieces connected into a unified picture. How do they combine together while keeping individual characteristics? In neuroscience and philosophy of mind, this question is called the binding problem. The article reveals various aspects of the problem and offers…


Reading the Music of the Brain: Symphonic Neural Code Hypothesis

Abstract: The brain processes signals of the world and transduces them into patterns of the internal code that represent these signals. Deciphering this code is the most important task of neuroscience. To date, there are several theories of neural code. They can be classified as firing rate coding and temporal coding schemes. Anyway, all of…


Solving the Hard Problem of Consciousness by Asking the Right Questions

The concept of consciousness contains a paradox. Everyone seems to understand what it is, but when it comes to concrete answers, everything fades into a fog of uncertainty. Perhaps, we should start by asking the right questions. The article formulates these questions as a start for the journey of building a theory of consciousness as…


What is the Mind?

Prelude to “Symphony of Matter and Mind” by Stanislav Tregub   What distinguishes living matter from non-living? The answer to this challenging question can be simple. Usually, it came down to the hypothesis of the presence of the Spirit (Soul) in living forms of matter. The simplicity of the answer is deceptive because it leads…