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Alva Noe

Neural plasticity and consciousness: why you are not your brain

Friday, 19 December 2008, 11:00 New CNR Seminar Room, EMBL Monterotondo

Alva Noe, University of Berkeley

Abstract

In this talk I will discuss a range of phenomena of neural plasticity and show how, if we are to understand them, we need to question the idea that experience is something that happens in the brain. Consciousness, I argue, is not something that happens in us, in the brain or anywhere else; it is something we do.