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Being You: The Inside Story of Your Inner Universe

Image of Anil Seth speaking with an image of the human brain behind.

11am - 12pm: Blake Studio, Norwich School

Headline Event Talk Medicine, mind & health

The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DD

Neuroscientist Prof Anil Seth puts forward a radical new theory of consciousness, turning what you thought you knew about yourself on its head.

Being you is not as simple as it sounds. Somehow, within each of our brains, billions of neurons work to create our conscious experience. How does this happen? Why do we experience life in the first person? 

Neuroscientist, Prof Anil Seth, puts forward a radical new theory of consciousness, turning what you thought you knew about yourself on its head. An accessible, inspiring and eye-opening exploration of the brain by one of the most remarkable pioneers working in science today. 

With book signing.

Cost: £6

About Prof Anil Seth

Dr Seth is a Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, where he is also Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science. He is a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow, a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and Co-Director of the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme: From Sensation and Perception to Awareness

Dr Seth is Editor-in-Chief of Neuroscience of Consciousness (Oxford University Press) and he sits on the steering group and advisory board of the Human Mind Project. He was the 2017 President of the British Science Association (Psychology Section). Dr Seth edited and Co-Authored the best-selling 30 Second Brain (Ivy Press, 2014), was a consultant for Eye Benders (Ivy Press, 2013). He is author of the blog NeuroBanter.

Dr Seth has degrees in Natural Sciences BA/MA from Cambridge, Knowledge-Based Systems MSc and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence DPhil / PhD from Sussex. He was a Postdoctoral and Associate Fellow at The Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, California from 2001 to 2006.