© 2018 Professor Barušs Psych 3177F: Lecture October 16, 2018

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Term test next week.

Comments about 1-minute Essays

Metanalyses of presentiment studies show an overall effect, but retrocausal recall by itself, does not, although that depends on which metanalyses are used. (There was a large study carried out over the Internet which found no effect, and if it’s factored in, then it drowns out everything else.)

Comments about Homework Question 3

Question 3: Discuss the nature of time.

N = 13; μ = 70%; Highest mark: 90%.

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What do we mean by the “nature of time?” We mean what is time like? What are its features? What are its characteristics?

You need to bring your discussion back to the question, i.e., what does what you are talking about tell us about the nature of time?

Basic answer can be that our ordinary ideas about time fall apart under careful scrutiny so that time is not just “beads-on-a-string” but something that is more enigmatic and elusive.

C3 as a gateway to deep time.

Tachyons are hypothetical particles that move faster than the speed of light and, it is proposed, could move backwards in time.

Small Groups Discussions of Question 4

Question 4: What is the nature of consciousness?


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Review Topics

1. everything
2. a list of words that we need to know how to define
3. a list of important people/theorems
4. specific examples of concepts that should be most understood
5. what you consider to be important to know for the upcoming test
6. major theories presented so far such as physicalism, determinism, materialism, and all the accompanying information/discussions that these ideas produce
7. big theories and experiments from the chapters such as the Ganzfeld experiments
8. important studies that are relevant to course material
9. all the physics stuff
10. chapter 1
11. all the quantum mechanics concepts discussed in the first chapter
12. quantum theory aspects of consciousness
13. Kochen-Specker Theorem
14. bias blindness
15. panpsychism
16. emergentism
17. boggle threshold
18. Chinese room argument
19. functionalism
20. link between creativity and anomalous information transfer
21. time
22. time chapter
23. different types and definitions of time
24. deep time
25. subjective and objective apparent time
26. subjective and objective deep time
27. determinism
28. light cones
29. illustration of how two events could be perceived as occurring simultaneously
30. part of the brain responsible for subjective apparent time
31. future memory

One-Minute Essay

Question: Make up two questions for Part I and one question for Part II that you would like to answer next week on the test. Also, any comments and questions.