Consciousness poses the most baffling problems in science of the mind. — David Chalmers
Why Consciousness Science?
Is science on the verge of revolution in its understanding of the conscious brain?
How will this new understanding of consciousness impact the arts, humanities, technology, ethics and our human values?
How can we use this information to expand our potential?
Better communication in science and education can have vast ripple effects for advancing creativity, innovation, entrepreneurialism and humanity. Together, we can help media evolve as a constructive instrument for fundamental growth and change. Consciousness is the bridge!
With the help of a hammer-wielding scientist, Jennifer Aniston and a general anaesthetic, Professor Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of answers to one of science’s greatest mysteries: how do we know who we are?
For almost 100 years (since Wm James) the social sciences have ignored, suppressed, and neglected personal consciousness. For 24 centuries before that (in Western and Asian history) consciousness was at the very center of human concerns. In science today we are in a comeback, but the curriculum and the institutions are way behind. So students are the last ones to benefit from the huge upsurge in first-rate consciousness science from psychology, social psychology, and bioscience. We've still got it backwards. There is no conflict between science and the humanities. I'm less sure of this one, but there may be no conflict between science and religion. It's high time to heal the split between the "Two Cultures."