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Published on Jan 18, 2017
What explains the experience of being a conscious self – of being you? Drawing on cutting-edge cognitive neuroscience and old ideas from psychology and control theory, Anil Seth describes how our conscious selves emerge from a fundamental biological drive to stay alive in an unpredictable world.
Anil Seth is a Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex and Co-Director (with Prof. Hugo Critchley) of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Neuroscience of Consciousness (Oxford University Press), Editor and Co-Author of 30 Second Brain (Ivy Press, 2014), Consultant for Eye Benders (Ivy Press, 2013; winner of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2014). Anil contributes regularly to a variety of media including the New Scientist, The Guardian, and the BBC and writes the popular blog NeuroBanter.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx