Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The quest to understand consciousness: Antonio Damasio on TED.com

One of my favorite neuroscientists on TED - Antonio Damasio from earlier this year talks about how our brains create and maintain a coherent sense of self. As an added bonus, an older lecture is included at the bottom: "Brain and mind: from medicine to society," delivered in Spain in 2005.

The quest to understand consciousness: Antonio Damasio on TED.com

Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness — that is a marvelous fact — but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self. (Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 18:43)





Watch Antonio Damasio’s talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 1,000+ TEDTalks.

Antonio Damasio. Brain and mind: from medicine to society. 1/2





Antonio Damasio. Brain and mind: from medicine to society. 2/2



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