How Much Do We Actually Know About Consciousness? - Patrick House | Modern Wisdom Podcast 551
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- Nov 12, 2022
- #Philosophyofmind #Neuroscience
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Patrick House is a neuroscientist and writer whose research focuses on free will and how mind-control parasites alter their host's behaviour. If it wasn't for us experiencing it, the universe would give us no indication that consciousness even exists. The most fundamental part of human experience ha... Show More
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Patrick House is a neuroscientist and writer whose research focuses on free will and how mind-control parasites alter their host's behaviour.
If it wasn't for us experiencing it, the universe would give us no indication that consciousness even exists. The most fundamental part of human experience has many proposed explanations, but just how well-grounded are these, and what are we missing?
Expect to learn why removing parts of the brain change some aspects of the self but not all of them, what it's like for animals who can put half of their brain to sleep at once, how the brain is intimately linked with timekeeping, why almost all explanations of consciousness are unsatisfactory, what the future of brain-research looks like and much more...
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00:18 Do Deep Thinkers Suffer More?
08:38 The Gradient Descent of a Single Cell
18:38 Why is Consciousness Research So Difficult?
29:35 The End Result of Consciousness
34:34 How the Brain is Similar to an iPhone
42:06 Animals Who Sleep While Their Brain is Awake
47:00 Conversations as Health-Checks for the Brain
57:57 The Analogy of the Pinball Machine
1:05:18 Adaptive Functionality of the Brain
1:10:43 Patrick’s Favourite Explanation of Consciousness
1:20:42 Where to Find Patrick
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