March 22, 2013
Consciousness: The Hard Problem
|An expert panel consisting of Dr. Anil Seth, Professor Barry Smith and Professor Chris Frith recently debated the question of consciousness and more. This event was held at the Royal Institution on Wednesday 7 March 2012.|
What is the latest philosophical and scientific thinking in explaining how the wet stuff in our heads creates the world we experience?
An expert panel consisting of Dr. Anil Seth, Professor Barry Smith and Professor Chris Frith discuss these questions and more.
This event was held at the Royal Institution on Wednesday 7 March 2012 and forms part of a series curated for the Royal Institution of Great Briatin by Alok Jha.
Smith is director of the Institute of Philosophy where the aim is to promote and facilitate high quality research in philosophy, making it available to the widest possible audience both inside and outside the academic community. According to Smith, "Consciousness creates, in each of us, an inner life where we think and feel; a realm where we experience the sights, sounds, feels, tastes and smells that inform us of the world around us."
Frith is professor emeritus at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
SOURCE Royal Institution
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Topics - Anil Seth , Barry Smith , Chris Frith , consciousness , Royal Institution , Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science
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