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Rupert Sheldrake on The Extended Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence (Full Transcript)

Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist and author, discusses The Extended Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence at Google Tech Talks conference. This event took placed on September 2, 2008. Read the full transcript below.

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Announcer: Our speaker today is Rupert Sheldrake, an innovative and controversial biologist, author of over 75 technical papers and books –very interesting, I must say, most recently, “The Sense of Being Stared At.” He studied at Cambridge, and is director of the Perrott-Warrick Project there, funded by Trinity College. And he is going to speak about some research he’s doing on that project about extraordinary or unexplained abilities of humans and animals. So, there’s going to be a 45-minute talk, followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers.

Let’s welcome, Rupert Sheldrake.

Rupert Sheldrake – Author

Okay. Thank you, I’m talking about the Extended Mind, the mind beyond the brain. And I’m going to start with a few reflections on the nature of consciousness. We don’t know how consciousness works or what it does. This is one of the things which in science is sometimes called The Hard problem, because there’s no known obvious reason why we should be conscious at all, or exactly how the mind works. And consciousness study is one of the most exciting frontier areas of science today.

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