Episode 90 of the Brain Science Podcast is a discussion of Self Comes To Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain, by Antonio Damasio. Damasio's book focuses on the answer to two key questions: How does the brain generate the Mind? and, How does the Brain generate Consciousness? His approach is unusual because many scientists and writers treat the Mind and Consciousness as identical. In contrast, Damasio argues that Mind precedes Consciousness. Listen to this podcast to learn how the Mind becomes Conscious.
How to get this episode:
- Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain, by Antonio Damasio.
- The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness, by Antonio Damasio.
- Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions, by Jaak Panksepp.
- The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions, by Jaak Panksepp and Lucy Biven.
- Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind, by Evan Thompson
- Psychology (10th Edition) by Carole Wade and Carol Tavris.
- I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self, by Rodolfo R. Llinas.
- For more references see the episode transcript.
Related Episodes of the Brain Science Podcast:
- BSP 21 and BSP 23 How the Brain Creates Maps of the Body
- BSP 65: Jaak Panksepp talks about the subcortical origins of emotions
- BSP 89: Evan Thompson talks about his book, Mind in Life
- Next month's Brain Science Podcast will be a return interview with Jaak Panksepp to talk about his new book, The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions.
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