Chris Frith: The Neural Basis of Consciousness, Biological Bayesian Brains & Interacting Human Minds

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Chris Frith is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London (UCL), Visiting Professor at the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy and Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences from 1999, Chris was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2008 and an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association in 2010. He has won numerous medals and awards for his significant contributions to neuroscience, including the 2009 European Latsis Prize alongside his wife, the developmental psychologist Uta Frith — also a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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TIMESTAMPS:
(0:00) - Introduction
(0:36) - Consciousness definition (level vs content)
(3:57) - Function of consciousness (evolution)
(6:52) - Consciousness & AI
(11:31) - Effects of consciousness on interacting with others
(18:13) - Self vs consciousness, delusion vs belief, perception vs hallucination
(29:59) - Evolutionary psychiatry
(33:27) - The source of consciousness
(40:20) - Theories of consciousness
(50:08) - Interacting minds & future minds
(59:01) - Religious/Spiritual views
(1:01:27) - Altered states of consciousness
(1:09:35) - Quantum consciousness & other minds
(1:17:12) - Virtual realities, brains in vats, augmented bodies & sensory substitution
(1:22:47) - Free will
(1:26:44) - Chris' book recommendations
(1:32:03) - Conclusion