Association for the scientific study of consciousness (closely linked to prof. Kock of Caltech)
A run down of the recent James Prize winners and descriptions of their winning research (very cool)
Sample sentence "These findings suggest that there is an intermediate level of conscious processing between subliminal perception and conscious access."
I notice consciousness researchers seem to be a little hipper and better looking than typical cogsci researchers. I guess a sexy field draws sexier researchers?
5. Obama doesn't seem like to cite experts and expert consensus for his decisions. And that's a bad thing. I'd advise him to treat every executive order, speech, and q & a like a submission to a peer reviewed journal. Citations should be his best friend. It works on President-As-Role-Model level, on the propaganda level, and also a restraint against his own authoritarian principles, that threaten his ambition for a maximally impressive historical legacy.