What is Consciousness?

Seminar | May 22 | 5:45-7 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

 Dr. Nir Lahav

 The CLEAR Project

What is consciousness, exactly? Does the brain create it? Or is a spiritual phenomenon that can't be reduced to matter? In most of human history, these kinds of questions were studied solely by philosophers. But in the last two decades, the question of consciousness has reached the fields of neuroscience and even physics.

In this PubScience, we will consider why consciousness is so interesting and mysterious to us, and what new insights are being revealed by the science.

Nir Lahav received his PhD in physics from Bar Ilan University in Israel. He is developing a theory to explain "what is consciousness" using chaos theory.

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