On music and productivity (for music lovers)
For the mind to be productive, there needs to be a balance between misery and euphoria, for some, equilibrium is attained with no small help from music. Euphoria send you into catatonia just as well as depression, especially mixed with coffee and sleeping too much or too little.
Therefore it is important to adjust the consumption of music to the situation. Too much, or too little will be counterproductive.
Being a human, I'm fascinated by qualia, by the nature of conscious experience. So I've thought about that much more than I've written.Consciousness as the result of computation - First, incomplete rant.
The value of life - Second, noisier rant.
The Attehtion Schema Theory (Michael Graziano) - Seems to agree at least with many of my points.