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This month's episode is the beginning a four part series about the Neuroscience of Consciousness. This month I am discussing and comparing the ideas from several recent books on the subject in preparation for several upcoming interviews on the subject. Many people consider consciousness to be the biggest mystery of all, but in this episode we explore how progress has been made in unraveling the ultimate "mystery of how our brain makes us human."
Books featured in BS 160 (listed in the order cited):
- Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts by Stanislas Dehaene (2014)
- The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll (2016)
- The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures by Antonio Damasio (2018)
- From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel C. Dennett (2017)
- Consciousness Demystified by Todd E. Feinberg, MD and Jon M. Mallatt, PhD
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