Alok Jha: Consciousness: the hard problem? - Discussion
Will consciousness ever be explained by neuroscientists?
What is the latest philosophical and scientific thinking in explaining how the wet stuff in our heads creates the world we experience?
An expert panel consisting of Dr. Anil Seth, Professor Barry Smith and Professor Chris Frith discuss these questions and more.
This event was held at the Royal Institution on Wednesday 7 March 2012 and forms part of a series curated for the Royal Institution of Great Briatin by Alok Jha.
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I listened to this video as audio during my workday… and when I do that I routinely listen for easily clippable soundbites that will make people think. I found one in the first five minutes. And another two in the next five. And another, and another…
This video is one hour long, and I recommend watching the whole thing. I’ll likely clip out some pieces in the coming days in case people prefer their education bite-sized. But really, if you get time (and if you’re interested in consciousness I should add), I really recommend seeing/hearing the whole thing.
As a bonus, a little bit of collegial competition between philosophers and scientists.
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