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The search for self & the origin of consciousness

Nov 4, 2010

Ever wonder what makes you, well, you? Great minds have long pondered the question of how we actually perceive, recognize, and feel our “self.” Understanding human consciousness has been the Holy Grail for various kinds of seekers, from poets and priests, to experts in brain physiology. In his new book, <i>Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain,</i> Dr. Antonio Damasio helps clear the air with scientific evidence that consciousness is a biological process. Damasio goes back to the root of things with an evolutionary perspective on the persistent question of how our minds develop the perception of self. Does this put your mind at rest?

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