Anil Seth, Neuroscientist, Author, and Public Speaker who has pioneered research into the brain basis of consciousness for more than 20 years.
Moderated by Susan Schneider, Ph.D., William F Dietrich Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters; Member of the Brain Institute. Schneider is founding director of the Center for the Future Mind.
What does it mean to "be you"- that is, to have an inner conscious experience of the world around you and yourself within it? Historically, humanity has considered consciousness to be a primarily spiritual or philosophical inquiry, but science is now mapping out compelling biological theories and explanations for consciousness and selfhood.
Please join us for a book salon presentation on this important topic by Anil Seth on his new, international bestseller, Being You, which The Guardian describes as, "...an exhilarating book: a vast-ranging, phenomenal achievement that will undoubtedly become a seminal text."
Seth's fascinating argument is that we do not perceive the world as it objectively is, but rather that we are prediction machines, constantly inventing our world and correcting our mistakes by the microsecond, and that we can now observe the biological mechanisms in the brain that accomplish this process of consciousness.
Monday, October 18 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wimberly Library, Sandbox , 103