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30.01.2012 Lunch Talk: Evan Thompson

Brain in a vat versus body in a world: brainbound versus enactive views of experience

Lunch Talk

Evan Thompson, University of Toronto

Berlin, 30th of January 2012, 11.15 a.m.
Collegium for the Advanced Study of Picture Act and Embodiment
Charlottenstraße 42/Corner Dorotheenstraße
3rd floor, Seminarroom
10117 Berlin

According to the enactive view, consciousness is minimally realized by life-regulation processes of the whole body engaged with its environment. According to a widespread neuroscience view, however, consciousness is minimally realized by subsystems within the brain. I examine the tensions between these two views and argue in favour of the enactive view.

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Contact:
Joerg Fingerhut : fingerhut@bildakt-verkoerperung.de