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ticket   RI: Being you: a new science of consciousness
Thu 2 Sep 2021 at 19:00 to 20:30  
Where:
https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/
Invites To:
Basingstoke Friends, Cardiff IVC Friends & Social, Edinburgh Socialives, Exeter IVC, Halifax & Huddersfield IVC, London IVC, Merseyside IVC, Norwich & Norfolk IVC, Sheffield IVC, Simply Social IVC, Basingstoke IVC Science Hub, Nottingham IVC

Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "Being you: a new science of consciousness"

ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.

Please register for the event via this link

https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2021/september/public-being-you

How does our biology give rise to the experience of consciousness? In this talk Anil Seth will argue, using innovative combinations of theory and experiment, that our brains are prediction machines inventing our world and correcting our mistakes by the microsecond. Anil's new perspective on consciousness has shed light on the nature of the self, free will, the intimate relationship between being alive and being aware - and the possibility of conscious machines.

Copies of Anil's book, 'Being You', are available from amazon and all good bookshops.

SPEAKER:

Anil Seth is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, where he is also Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science. He is also a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow, Co-Director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Program on Brain, Mind, and Consciousness, and Co-Director of the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme: From Sensation and Perception to Awareness.

Hosted By:
The Royal Institution (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)