EP.187 - ANIL SETH
Adam talks with British professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, Anil Seth about the difficulty of defining consciousness, the difference between the idea of a self and a soul, what happens when things go wrong with your perception of self and those around you, the way that psychedelics alter consciousness for better or worse, and whether Anil's work has changed the way he thinks about the big D. Not Sunny D. The other one.
This conversation was recorded remotely on July 1st, 2021
Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and to Becca Ptaszynski for additional editing
Podcast artwork by Helen Green
BEING YOU - A NEW SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS by Anil Seth - 2021 (ABE BOOKS)
YOUR BRAIN HALLUCINATES YOUR CONSCIOUS REALITY WITH ANIL SETH - 2017 (TED TALK)
THE NEUROSCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS WITH ANIL SETH - 2017 ROYAL INSTITUTION LECTURE (YOUTUBE)
NICK BOSTROM - THE SIMULATION ARGUMENT - 2013 (YOUTUBE)
THE PARADOX OF THE ATHEIST SOUL by John Gray - 2020 (NEW STATESMAN WEBSITE)
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND by Michael Pollan - 2018 (MICHAEL POLLAN WEBSITE)
NOTHING TO BE FRIGHTENED OF by Julian Barnes- 2008 (ABE BOOKS)
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