• Journey of the Mind

  • How Thinking Emerged from Chaos
  • By: Ogi Ogas, Sai Gaddam
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Narrated by: Cary Hite
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Two neuroscientists trace a sweeping new vision of consciousness across 18 increasingly intelligent minds, from microbes to humankind and beyond. 

Why do minds exist? How did mud and stone develop into beings that can experience longing, regret, love, and compassion - beings that are aware of their own experience? Until recently, science offered few answers to these existential questions. Journey of the Mind is the first book to offer a unified account of the mind that explains how consciousness, language, the Self, and civilization emerged incrementally out of chaos. 

The journey begins three billion years ago with the emergence of the simplest possible mind, a nanoscopic archeon, then ascends through amoebas, worms, frogs, birds, monkeys, and AI, examining successively smarter ways of thinking. The authors explain the mathematical principles generating conscious experience and show, through vivid illustrations and accessible prose, how these principles led cities and democratic nations to develop new forms of consciousness - the self-aware “superminds”. Journey of the Mind concludes by contemplating a higher stage of consciousness already emerging - and the ultimate fate of all minds in the universe. 

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Consciousness: objectively physical yet subjective

CONSCIOUSNESS: An activity, not a thing.
A collective phenomenon.
A process, not a substance.
Networked Activity, not a localized control center.
The emergence and evolution of mind in Earth life.
How consciousness emerged in stages.
How we unraveled the mysteries of this process using the mathematics of dynamic processes.
The so-called hard problem of consciousness is not real.
The illusion of the "soul", explained.
Free Will explained.
Become aware of how to comprehend the mystery of consciousness.

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Swashbuclers Keystone writing

Language as Mind is compeling, I can't see opposing positions any science writers could support.
Every audio-info science source in multiple disciplines has been heading here. Ogi showed us where we were headed.
Language by Christianson...goes hand in glove with this.
Kudos Congrats and
THANK YOU !!

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thought-provoking and eye-opening.

this was one of the most insightful books I have ever read. it provided words and data to support what I had already believed about consciousness but had never heard it expressed before. I cannot speak to the quality of the data or to their ultimate findings, but I look forward to reading more about their work both critically and in support.

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MUST read for studying intelligence, AI, or psychology

This book is phenomenal! What a great layout of Mind architecture, with so many rich examples and imagery. Thank you to the authors!