Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen?
According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we’re all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it “reality.” Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.
Why you should listen:
In his groundbreaking research, Anil Seth seeks to understand consciousness in health and in disease. As founding co-director of the University of Sussex?s Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, his research bridges neuroscience, mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, psychology, philosophy and psychiatry. He has also worked extensively with playwrights, dancers and other artists to shape a truly humanistic view of consciousness and self.
Who is he?
Seth is the editor and co-author of the best-selling 30-Second Brain http://amzn.to/2tHlKDN), a collection of brief and engaging neuroscience vignettes. His forthcoming book The Presence Chamberdevelops his unique theories of conscious selfhood within the rich historical context of the mind and brain sciences.
So you create your own reality. Be conscious about it and try to shape that world and yourself like you want it and you to be, because how it really is is pure subjective.