University of Hertfordshire - Unknown unknowns

February 26, 2009

Why are there things that we still cannot explain? A team of philosophers at the University of Hertfordshire is conducting a three-year research project to explore experiences that science currently has no answers for. The study is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and will attempt to explore the nature of consciousness. "When we see a sunset or hear a symphony, our sense organs, brains and bodies are moved in ways that are well understood by the physical and biological sciences," said Paul Coates, professor of mind and metaphysics and leader of the research. "But during such experiences, we also enjoy distinctive forms of conscious awareness."

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