Robert Burton speaks about the role of neuroscience in studying our sense of our body, mind, and the self.
Robert A. Burton, M.D., graduated from Yale University and the University of California at San Francisco medical school, where he also completed his neurology residency. At age thirty-three, he was appointed chief of the Division of Neurology at Mt. Zion-UCSF Hospital, where he subsequently became Associate Chief of the Department of Neurosciences. His writings include On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not, three critically acclaimed novels and a neuroscience and culture column at Salon.com, Mind Reader (2008-2009). He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. His new book, A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind; What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves, is now available.
This video is an excerpt from SAND Anthology Vol. 5
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Sam Harris speaks with Iain McGilchrist about the differences between the right and left hemispheres.
The ancient Greeks dove into this question. But what do modern scientists think?
A new type of experiment could get us closer to grasping human consciousness.
If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—accounts for only a fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing?
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Please enter your email and we’ll send you instructions to reset your password