Anil Seth argues, using innovative combinations of theory and experiment, that our brains are prediction machines inventing our world and correcting our mistakes by the microsecond. Anil's new perspective on consciousness has shed light on the nature of the self, free will, the intimate relationship between being alive and being aware - and the possibility of conscious machines.
Anil Seth is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, where he is also Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science. He is also a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow, Co-Director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Program on Brain, Mind, and Consciousness, and Co-Director of the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme: From Sensation and Perception to Awareness.
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
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Donald Hoffman describes his mathematical theory that ties in with consciousness touching into neuroscience, computer science, perception, and how we construct reality.
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In this talk Maurizio and Merlin discuss Merlin’s book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
A controversial theory claims the reason butterflies and their caterpillars look so dissimilar is down to hybridogenesis
Susana Martinez-Conde gives her understanding of perception, brains, reality, memory, experience, music, aesthetics, and language from her experience as Laboratory Director of SUNY Downstate Medical Center
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
Listening to/with/as the whole planet is listening and sining, a conversation with world renoun bioacoustic researcher
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
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