The most profound consequence of the research in this article is that there is no such thing as “now.” Since consciousness is spread out across the brain, and since those centers of brain activity cannot communicate faster than the speed of light, “now” is not the hard point in time we usually imagine.

Rick Norwood
Johnson City, Tenn.

No distinction was made in the article between conscious thought and awareness. People who practice deep meditation often experience a state described as “pure awareness.” This is not awareness of specific objects or thoughts. Understanding consciousness will not happen until researchers seriously consider what meditators experience.

D.K. Edwards
Victoria, B.C.