Vid: Is the brain the boss of the mind?
|July 6, 2014||Posted by News under Mind, Neuroscience, News|
Here’s a vid from Scientific American, “Free Will: Is Your Brain the Boss of You?”:
Michael Gazzaniga, director of the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is at the forefront of the research into free will, and its implications in courtroom trials and in the expectations of different societies. His thoughts and proclamations are captured in an engaging video called Free Will, created by Joseph LeDoux, a well-known expert on the emotional brain at New York University. The video is the second in a series he is putting together with director Alexis Gambis called My Mind’s Eye. (The first episode featured Ned Block on the mind-body problem.) They have given Scientific American the chance to post these videos first, on our site.
Let us know what you think.
PS: The “mind-body problem” is a lot like the “hard problem of consciousness.” Reality isn’t what accepted theories need, and it’s a problem.
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Hat tip: Stephanie West Allen at Brains on Purpose