What Makes Us Conscious?

Inside our skulls sits a 3-pound mass called a brain. How does this handful of mush conceive of a universe millions of light years across? What is the connection between the brain and consciousness? Is the mind different from the brain? What makes us conscious? Mr. Suhail Arastu from the Mind Science Foundation, offers a brief philosophical history of the mind/brain debate and covers answers about the brain from current scientific breakthroughs.


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  • Julian C.

    Knowledgeable speaker! I know I am new to this group but a work-on for meetings is to have a moderator. One thing the moderator can do is ask people to stand when asking questions.
    Great job to whoever arranged this.

    August 27

  • Jim C.

    Interesting topic; well attended - literally standing room only. Speaker was very knowledgeable & entertaining.

    August 26

  • Jim C.

    Interesting topic; well attended - literally standing room only. Speaker was very knowledgeable & entertaining.

    August 26

  • Andrew

    Going to try and make it. The library is near a bus line. This should be interesting!

    August 26

    • Andrew

      Takes nearly an hour to get there by bus. Maybe next time.

      August 26

  • Teshina H.

    Unfortunately, I will not make it. It looks like Tuesday night is a night of various events. I hope to meet up with this group very soon.

    August 26

  • David

    Sadly, can't make it tonight. Next time hopefully.

    August 26

  • Billy S.

    I am from Phoenix, AZ. I'm attending training in down town San Antonio. I'm wondering if anyone near by would be willing to give me a ride to this event?

    August 25

  • Alice C.

    The mind is third order functioning resulting from the integration of multiple complex systems...a novel outcome bigger than the sum of parts

    August 19

  • David

    This is an area I've not looked into yet. Other than having a vague grasp of how the size and construction has changed over time, and some basic psych classes, I'm in the dark on it.

    May 16, 2014

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