Keywords: neurophenomenology, neurofeedback, multiscale neural dynamics, downward causation, voluntary action Citation: Bagdasaryan J and Le Van Quyen M (2013) Experiencing your brain: neurofeedback as a new bridge between neuroscience and phenomenology. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 7:680. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00680
Conceptual Competence in Psychiatry: Recommendations for Education and Training
We desperately act in ways that are less and less driven by our real values, and that are increasingly driven by our need to be valued. Maybe that anxious, phrenetic energy undermines our ability to stop, reflect, and think. Maybe the best way that we can do to functionally manage is to seek refuge in the comfort of categorical simplicity and binaries: of dramatic hero-villain narratives.
Abstract: This work addresses the autonomous organization of biological systems. Itdoes so by considering the boundaries of biological systems, from individualcells to Home sapiens, in terms of the presence of Markov blankets under theactive inference scheme—a corollary of the free energy principle. A Markovblanket defines the boundaries of a system in a statistical sense. Here we consider how a collective of Markov blankets can self-assemble into a globalsystem that itself has a Markov blanket; thereby providing an illustrationof how autonomous systems can be understood as having layers of nestedand self-sustaining boundaries.