Is consciousness an epiphenomenal happenstance of this particular universe? Or does the very concept of a universe depend upon its presence? Does consciousness merely perceive reality, or does reality depend upon it? Did consciousness simply emerge as an effect of evolution? Or was it, in some sense, always “out there” in the world? These questions and more, will be answered in the current special edition of “Consciousness and the Universe“, edited by Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff.

Topics of the journal, which you can read on http://journalofcosmology.com/Contents14.html , include:

I. Cosmology of Consciousness

Consciousness in the Universe: Neuroscience, Quantum Space-Time Geometry & Orch OR Theory Sir Roger Penrose, and S. Hameroff, M.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

II. Brain and Mind

The Neuroanatomy of Free Will: Loss of Will, Against the Will, “Alien Hand” Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4441-4460.

The Dissipative Brain and Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics Walter J. Freeman, Ph.D., and Giuseppe Vitiello, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4461-4468.

Conscious States Are a Crosstalk Mechanism for Only a Subset of Brain Processes Ezequiel Morsella, Ph.D., and Tiffany Jantz,, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4469-4471.

Brain, Consciousness, and Causality Andrea Nani, Andrea E. Cavanna, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4472-4483.

Quantum Mind from a Classical Field Theory of the Brain P. Zizzi, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In Press.

III. What is Consciousness

Does ‘Consciousness’ Exist? William James, Ph.D, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4484-4495.

The Stream of Consciousness William James, Ph.D, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4496-4508.

What Does Consciousness Do? Howard Shevrin, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In Press.

A Mindful Alternative to the Mind/Body Problem Ellen Langer, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Consciousness: Solvable and Unsolvable Problems Prof. Dr. Etienne Vermeersch, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4509-4515.

Decoding the Chalmers Hard Problem of Consciousness: Qualia of the Molecular Biology of Creativity and Thought Ernest Lawrence Rossi & Kathryn Lane Rossi, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Protophenomena and their Physical Correlates Bruce J. MacLennan, Ph.D, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4516-4525.

The Spread Mind: Seven Steps to Situated Consciousness Riccardo Manzotti, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4526-4535.

What Consciousness Does: A Quantum Cosmology of Mind Chris J. S. Clarke, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4536-4541.

IV. Consciousness and Thought

The Stream of Thought William James, Ph.D, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4542-4576.

Origins of Thought: Consciousness, Language, Egocentric Speech and the Multiplicity of Mind Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4577- 4600.

V. The Neuroanatomy of the Unconscious

Freud & Jung Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

The Limbic System & the Unconscious Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

VI. Remote Consciousness

Non-Locality, Cognition, and Cosmic Structures Paul Bernstein, Ph.D., Rudolph Schild, Ph.D., Metod Saniga, RNDr, Petr Pracna RNDr, Luboš Neslušan RNDr, & Kala Perkins, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4601-4615.

Detecting Mass Consciousness: Effects of Globally Shared Attention and Emotion Roger Nelson, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4616-4632.

VII. Self-Consciousness – Dissociated, Shared, Near Death Consciousness

The Consciousness of Self William James, Ph.D, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4633-4683.

Cosmological Implications of Near-Death Experiences Bruce Greyson, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4684-4696.

Consciousness — What Is It? Shared Consciousness, Twin Consciousness, Near Death L. Dossey, B. Greyson, P.A. Sturrock, and J. B. Tucker, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4697-4711.

Consciousness, Dissociation and Self-Consciousness Ellert R.S. Nijenhuis, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4712-4727

Science and the Self-Referentiality of Consciousness Michel Bitbol, Ph.D., and Pier-Luigi Luisi, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4728-4742.

Near Death Experiences and the 5th Dimensional Spatio-Temporal Perspective Jean-Pierre Jourdan, M.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4743-4762.

VIII. Dreams, Hallucinations & Altered States of Consciousness

The Dream of Dreaming Chuang Tzu, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

The Psychoanalysis of Dreams Sigmund Freud, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Dreams, Hallucinations & Forgotten Dreams Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

In the Borderlands of Consciousness and Dreams: Spirituality Rising from Consciousness in Crisis Kevin R. Nelson, MD, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4763-4780.

Altered Consciousness Is A Many Splendored Thing Etzel Cardeña, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4781-4791.

Dreams and Hallucinations: Lifting the Veil to Multiple Perceptual Realities, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4800-4830.

IX. Origins & Evolution of Consciousness

Cosmological Foundations of Consciousness Chris King, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 13. 3706-3725.

Consciousness: A Direct Link to Life’s Origins? A. N. Mitra and G. Mitra-Delmotte, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4792-4799.

Evolution of Modern Human Consciousness Ian Tattersall, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4831-4838.

Consciousness: The Evolution of Brain and Mind Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Evolution’s Gift: Subjectivity and the Phenomenal World Arnold Trehub, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4839-4847.

Intention and Attention in Consciousness Dynamics and Evolution Hans Liljenström, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4848-4858.

The Ecological Cosmology of Consciousness Tom Lombardo, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4859-4868.

X. Paleolithic Consciousness: Neanderthals, Cro-Magnon, Spirituality, Sexuality

Evolution of Paleolithic Cosmology and Spiritual Consciousness Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4400-4440.

Do Other Species Experience Spirituality? Kevin R. Nelson, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14.

Prehistoric Astronomers? Ancient Knowledge Created By Modern Myth Emília Pásztor, Dr Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14.

Evolution or Extinction of Neandertals: A Brief History Milford H. Wolpoff, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14.

The Evolution of Human Consciousness: Reflections on the Discovery of Mind and the Implications for the Materialist Darwinian Paradigm Martin Lockley, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. 4869-4875.

Sexual Consciousness: Evolution of Human Sexuality & the Big Brain Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14.

Hunters, Gatherers & the Evolution of Sex Differences in Consciousness Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14.

XI. Animal and Artificial Consciousness

Animals are Machines René Descartes Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

On the Hypothesis that Animals Are Automata, and Its History Thomas H. Huxley, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

The Quest for Animal Consciousness Andrea Nani, Clare M. Eddy, Andrea E. Cavanna, MD, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Consciousness and Intelligence in Mammals: Complexity thresholds David Deamer, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Consciousness in Bees Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Mirror Self-Recognition on Earth Thomas Suddendorf, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Cetaceans and Primates: Convergence in Intelligence and Self-Awareness Lori Marino, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Consciousness in Cephalopods? Jennifer Mather, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Can Machines be Murdered? Alex Miller Tate, Rory Scott, Andrea Eugenio Cavanna, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In Press.

XII. Quantum Physics and Consciousness

Consciousness and Quantum Measurement: New Empirical Data York H. Dobyns, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Consciousness and Quantum Physics: A Deconstruction of the Topic Gordon Globus, M.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Logic of Quantum Mechanics and Phenomenon of Consciousness Michael B. Mensky, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

A Quantum Physical Effect of Consciousness Shan Gao, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

The Conscious Observer in the Quantum Experiment Fred Kuttner and Bruce Rosenblum, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Does Quantum Mechanics Require A Conscious Observer? Michael Nauenberg, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Consciousness Vectors Steven Bodovitz, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Quantum Physics, Advanced Waves and Consciousness Antonella Vannini Ph.D., and Ulisse Di Corpo, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

The Macro-Objectification Problem and Conscious Perceptions GianCarlo Ghirardi, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Consciousness and the Quantum Don N. Page, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Retrocausality and Signal Nonlocality in Consciousness and Cosmology Jack Sarfatti, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

The Quantum Hologram And the Nature of Consciousness Edgar D. Mitchell and Robert Staretz, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

XIII. Consciousness and ExtraTerrestrials

SETI by Entanglement Michael Ibison and George Hathaway, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

The Evolution of Consciousness in the Ancient Corners of the Cosmos Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

XIV. Consciousness and the Universe

Does the Universe have Cosmological Memory? Does This Imply Cosmic Consciousness? Walter J. Christensen Jr., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Classical Anthropic Everett Model: Indeterminacy in a Preordained Multiverse Brandon Carter, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Gaia Universalis Samanta Pino, Ph.D., and Ernesto Di Mauro, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Electromagnetic Bases of the Universality of the Characteristics of Consciousness Michael A. Persinger, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

Consciousness: The Fifth Influence Michel Cabanac, Rémi Cabanac, the late Harold T. Hammel, Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

How Consciousness Becomes the Physical Universe Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., and Deepak Chopra, M.D., Journal of Cosmology, Vol 14. In press

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