The Quest to Understand

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the USC Brain and Creativity Institute, has played a pivotal role in helping us understand how our emotions help us make decisions and how they affect other areas of  social cognition.  Now, he helps us understand consciousness.

He gives us a very interesting Ted Talk on consciousness.  He starts out by ‘talking us through’ how our brains create a sense of self. And, he posits a very interesting question: “Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness … but what exactly is it that we gain?”  Watch!

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