Saturday, October 10, 2009

All in the Mind - You are NOT a Self! - bodies, brains and the nature of consciousness [Thomas Metzinger]

Great episode!

You are NOT a Self! - bodies, brains and the nature of consciousness

German philosopher of mind Thomas Metzinger is one of the world's top researchers on consciousness, instrumental in its renaissance as a respectable problem for scientific enquiry. From out of body experiences to lucid dreaming, anarchic hand syndrome to phantom limbs - his investigations have taken him to places few dare to go. Be spooked, bewildered and amazed.

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Guests

Professor Thomas Metzinger
Professor of Philosophy,
Director, Theoretical Philosophy Group
Department of Philosophy
Johannes Gutenberg-Universit├Ąt Mainz
http://www.philosophie.uni-mainz.de/metzinger/

Further Information

All in the Mind blog - for your comments and discussion

9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science 2009
Thomas Metzinger was a keynote speaker at the conference, held at Macquarie University Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2009

Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness

Brain hijinks: out-of-body experiences and other tricks of consciousness (details of Thomas Metzinger's work with Olaf Blanke)
Broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, 2008

Is the visual world a grand illusion? : Broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, 2003

Psychoprosthetics: Can a Prosthesis Ever Really become a Part of You? : Broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, 2002

David Chalmers on the conundrum of consciousness : Broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, 2003

Susan Greenfield contemplates consciousness : Broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, 2002

Nature of Consciousness debate - Part 1 of 2 : Broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, 2004

Nature of Consciousness debate - Part 2 of 2 : Broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, 2004

Radiant Cool: Detective Thriller takes on Consciousness : Broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, 2003

Publications

Title: The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self
Author: Thomas Metzinger
Publisher: Basic Books, 2009
ISBN-10: 0465045677

Title: Full-body illusions and minimal phenomenal selfhood
Author: O. Blanke & T. Metzinger
Publisher: Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13(1):7-13 (2009)
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19058991

Presenter

Natasha Mitchell


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