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Steven Novella, M.D. at The Amaz!ng Meeting 6

Uploaded by on Jan 9, 2012

Steven Novella, M.D. (now a Senior Fellow with the JREF) talks about neuroscience and the nature of consciousness at The Amaz!ng Meeting 6.

TED – Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness

What is consciousness? What is it we do inside when we regain it after sleep?

In this talk, a neuroscientist offers a tantalizing look at the processes used by the brain to generate our subjective awareness of self.

RSA Animate – The Divided Brain

A good take-down of the myths of pop neuroscience, like the spurious claims concerning our right and left brain hemispheres — what’s true and what’s not.

TED – Paul Zak: Trust, morality — and oxytocin

A neuroeconomist puts forth his case that a single molecule, the neurochemical oxytocin, underlies our desire to act as moral agents, trust each other, and enable us to live in an increasingly global civilization.

TED – VS Ramachandran: Mirror Neurons – the Enablers of Civilization [Repost]

A big hat-tip for this goes out to twitterer @MartinPribble and owner of the blog MartinSPribble.Com.


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