Indeed, it's been FOREVER since I have found the time to post here in the blogging world. People have probably thought I had dropped off of the face of the planet, but rest assured I have not :) I have, however, been unbelievably busy with school for myself, school for my girls, therapies for my 'lil man, and just busy with life in general. It's the holidays, I think that kind of says it all.
However, my need for knowledge didn't stop even if I had to utilize my schoolwork to make it happen. In my Rise of Modern Science class we were assigned a 2000 word opinion paper, that had to be in regards to a topic of scientific nature. Let me just say, that unless it is neuroscience or psychology I'm not loving the topic of science. However, I was ecstatic to write this paper since I immediately had a topic. Since it was to be an opinion paper, it had to be a topic of controversy. I love neuroscience, plus I love arguing controversies within neuroscience...my 'lil miracle man just gave me my topic!
So here it is, my paper in all it's glory. Pray for an A and enjoy...
The study of consciousness within the branch of neuroscience is a topic avoided by most researchers, viewed as a matter of philosophical relevance rather than that of importance within the field of neuroscience. However, an understanding of the functioning of the conscious and its existence without a clear cerebral cortex for this function to lie within as primarily thought, gives an added enlightenment to solving the many mysteries of the brain and that of its adaptability capabilities and functioning skills under extreme conditions. In the pages that follow, I will briefly explore the scientific branch of neuroscience and discuss my own understanding of the existence of consciousness essentially “without a brain.”