What is this?

A blog run by Christian Broms.

What's posted here?

A fairly random assortment of essays about topics ranging from neuroscience to YouTube videos.

What's with the name?

Qualis is a latin word meaning of what sort or of what kind and is the root of the word Qualia, the concept of subjective experience.

The red refers to a famous paper by Frank Jackson called What Mary Didn't Know, which contains a thought experiment about subjective experience. The conclusion of the argument is that physicalism—the idea that the entire world, consciousness included, can be explained in purely physical terms—is false.

Qualis Red—the quality of red—what is it like to see red, this particular red, now?