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Updated 22 October 2019
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88. The magic of consciousness - Nicholas Humphrey (2014)

Evolutionary psychologist Nicholas Humphrey explains his take on the problem of consciousness in this short 8-minute video produced for the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Could consciousness be a mirage constructed in the theatre of our minds? Perhaps the questions we ask should not be centred on sensations themselves but on the appearance of those sensations.

More info at richannel.org or Nicholas Humphrey’s website.

See also the follow-up video (10 minutes) where Nicholas Humphrey answers viewer questions: