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Anil Seth

Anil Seth is a neuroscientist, author, and public speaker who has pioneered research into the brain basis of consciousness for more than twenty years. He is the author of Being You: A New Science of Consciousness, an instant Sunday Times Bestseller and Guardian Book of the Week, as well as 30 Second Brain, and other books. His 2017 TED talk on consciousness has been viewed more than twelve million times, he has appeared in several films (The Most Unknown, The Search), and he has written for Aeon, The Guardian, Granta, New Scientist, and Scientific American. He was the 2017 President of the British Science Association (Psychology Section) and winner of the 2019 KidSpirit Perspectives award. He has published more than 180 academic apers and is listed in 2019 and 2020 Web of Science ‘highly cited researcher’ index, which recognizes the world’s most influential researchers over the past decade.
years of life: 1972 present

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The essence of selfhood is neither a rational mind nor an immaterial soul. It is a deeply embodied biological process, a process that underpins the simple feeling of being alive that is the basis for all
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our experiences of self, indeed for any conscious experience at all. Being you is literally about your body.
Despandrihas quotedlast year
When the end of consciousness comes there is nothing – really nothing – to be frightened of.
Despandrihas quotedlast year
Freud was absolutely right to point out that a naturalistic explanation of mind and consciousness would be a further, and perhaps final, dethronement of humankind.
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