Jonathan Foust

October 12, 2008

Can We Know Our Own Minds?

Filed under: Dharma, Observations, Video — jonathanfoust @ 11:59 am

If you are not familiar with TED  (‘Ideas Worth Spreading’), they provide an wonderful assortment of stimulating and challenging presentations.  This recently posted talk by Dan Dennett, author of Consciousness Explained, is entitled, “Can We Know Our Own Minds?”.

He uses some entertaining visuals to suggest that while we are trying to figure things out, the brain is constantly playing tricks on us.

Click here for the TED site.  By the way, I just found out you can download TEDTALKS audio and video through itunes.

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1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for sharing this. If you haven’t read it already, you might also enjoy: “Stumbling on Happiness” by Daniel Gilbert. This is not a self-help book at all but, a discussion about the brain, imagination, etc.
    – Sylvia

    Comment by Sylvia — October 13, 2008 @ 1:40 pm


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