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Why are we conscious?: What evolutionary advantage does consciousness bestow upon us?

Why are we conscious?: What evolutionary advantage does consciousness bestow upon us?

FromThe Why Factor


Why are we conscious?: What evolutionary advantage does consciousness bestow upon us?

FromThe Why Factor

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Length:
24 minutes
Released:
Nov 4, 2019
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

It turns out that much of what we do – much of our behaviour – can be conducted at an unconscious level. That raises a profound question. What is the point of consciousness? What evolutionary advantage does consciousness bestow? We speak to psychologists and neuroscientists for the answer. And we ask a philosopher whether science can ever unravel the deep mysteries of consciousness. The programme is guaranteed to hurt your brain.

Presenter and producer: David Edmonds
Editor: Richard Knight

(Photo: / Credit: Doorway to another world - stock photo. Getty Images)
Released:
Nov 4, 2019
Format:
Podcast Episode