Chemistry and consciousness

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How does consciousness during dreams or dreamless sleep differ from consciousness while we are awake?

Welcome to the Chemistry and Consciousness discussion group.

Introduction[edit | edit source]

This is intended as an introductory survey course for anyone interested in Biochemistry. This course may also be of interest to philosophers of science. Topics: the biochemical basis of heredity, metabolism, movement, sensory experience, memory, and consciousness. The format is directed reading and group discussion.

Lessons[edit | edit source]

  • Is consciousness a chemical process? - introduction to the question that is the main goal for this survey of Biochemistry: can biochemical processes account for human conscious experiences?
  • Neurochemistry - introduction to the biochemistry of brain growth, signals in the brain and memory storage.