The hand drop test is considerably more well known than its cousin the face flick and it remains a fairly reliable, though somewhat controversial test. There’s a reason why the hand drop test is so well known. It tends to work. It’s a clever and reliable way to force a patient to make a decision and reveal their true mental status.
- The nature of consciousness, the reality it conveys and our place in the universe remain unknown.
- Since ancient times, two types of views have approached these questions.
- In Western science and philosophy, consciousness is strictly a by-product of brain activity, the reality it perceives not to be trusted (‘Plato’s cave’, Descartes’ ‘brain-in-a-vat’, Dennett’s ‘multiple drafts’).
“Taken together, they represent the general assertion that consciousness relates to complex computation among brain neurons.”
Read the full article here: ‘Collision Course’ in the Science of Consciousness – Newswise (press release)
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