Ars on your lunch break: The nature of consciousness

Artist's rendering of man experiencing awe while regarding the nature of consciousness.

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rendering of man experiencing awe while regarding the nature of
consciousness. (credit: Adult Swim)

Below, you’ll find the third installment of this week’s
After On podcast interview.
It’s with University of California, San Francisco neuroscientist
Adam Gazzaley, about his trailblazing efforts to develop the
medical potential (if any!) latent in video games. Check out

part one
and
part two
if you missed them. Otherwise, press play on the
embedded player, or pull up the transcript—both of which are
below.

The main topic today is consciousness. Adam has his own rather
eclectic take on this mysterious force and presence. His
perspective actually inspired several elements my
most recent novel
(which like my podcast is called After On).
Adam and I discuss his views, and how they infiltrated my
writing.

The final chunk of the podcast is a conversation between me and
podcasting superstar Tom Merritt. In it, Tom and I discuss my
interview with Adam—as well as a chunk of the novel After On. You
may want to skip this closing portion.

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Source: FS – All – Science – News
Ars on your lunch break: The nature of consciousness