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Anil Seth



Anil K. Seth, PhD, is a British neuroscience professor, speaker, author, and editor. He often speaks and writes on the topic of consciousness from a biological basis.

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Your Brain Hallucinates Your Conscious Reality | Anil Seth

Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience—and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it.

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The Real Problem

It looks like scientists and philosophers might have made consciousness far more mysterious than it needs to be.

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Revealing the Mind: The Promise of Psychedelics

Nearly every culture throughout history has used chemicals that alter consciousness for spiritual exploration. In the 20th century these drugs caught the attention of scientists. Psychedelics, as they were named, proved effective at treating intractable illnesses like depression and addiction.

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Anil Seth: The Neuroscience of Consciousness

Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience Anil Seth looks at the neuroscience of consciousness and how our biology gives rise to the unique experience of being you. Anil provides an insight into the state-of-the-art research in the new science of consciousness.

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Consciousness, Perception, and Controlled Hallucinations, with Anil Seth

This evening, Anil Seth will sketch the state-of-the-art in the new science of consciousness, with a focus on what neuroscience has to offer.

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Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality, and the Future of Humanity

Sam Harris—neuroscientist, philosopher, and bestselling author—has been exploring some of the most important questions about the human mind, society, and current events on his podcast, Making Sense.

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Catching Sight of Your Self

Perception as the key to who we are

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What in the World Is Consciousness?

Our perception of the world around us, and ourselves within it, are ‘controlled hallucinations’ that the brain uses to help keep itself alive

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Consciousness: Eight Questions Science Must Answer

The brain mechanisms of consciousness are being unravelled at a startling pace, with researchers focusing on eight key areas

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Reality Is Not What It Seems—And Neither Are You!

The world we perceive comes as much from the inside-out, as from the outside-in.

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