Autism Seen From the Eyes of the Autistic

Autism Seen From the Eyes of the Autistic

Autism is becoming one of the common birth disorders, with the newest reports released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of having 1 in 68 children in the autism spectrum. The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities is observing the characteristics for potential early diagnosis, while many doctors across the nation […]

Problems of Identity

Problems of Identity

Most of us have a sense of who we are. Yet identity is a tricky business. If, for example, a person’s memories could be erased and substituted with another person’s memories, would he or she still be the same person? These are the types of metaphysical questions that have philosophers looking at their feet. Pondering […]

Does the Self Exist?

Does the Self Exist?

When neuroscientists peer into the tapestry of neurons woven together inside our skulls, is someone looking back at them? We all have the experience of being a unified self, or as physicists like to dub, “an observer.” But what is a self? The self is a person’s essential being that distinguishes them from anyone else. […]