Chemistry and consciousness

Welcome to the Chemistry and Consciousness discussion group.

How does consciousness during dreams or dreamless sleep differ from consciousness while we are awake?



This is intended as an introductory survey course for anyone interested in Biochemistry. This course may also be of interest to philosophers of science. Topics: the biochemical basis of heredity, metabolism, movement, sensory experience, memory, and consciousness. The format is directed reading and group discussion.


  • Is consciousness a chemical process? - introduction to the question that is the main goal for this survey of Biochemistry: can biochemical processes account for human conscious experiences?
  • Neurochemistry - introduction to the biochemistry of brain growth, signals in the brain and memory storage.