Brighton Science Festival

Sunday Assembly Brighton with Guest Speaker Anil Seth

Sunday 8 February 2015

A non-religious Sunday gathering which aims to uplift and inspire through readings, talks, silent contemplation and classic pop songs. Oh, and there’s tea and cake!

Today Anil Seth talks about consciousness.
Without consciousness there is nothing. But we know so little about the most central feature of our lives. How do hopes, dreams, fears, feelings and emotions – and the simple experience of being a self in the world – emerge from the electro-chemical discharges of billions of neurons crushed together, in the dark, inside a bony skull? Anil Seth shows how new theories and experiments are shedding new light on one of our oldest questions: How does consciousness happen? (And what happens when it goes wrong?)

Anil Seth is professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience and Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at University of Sussex. Anil leads multidisciplinary research across neuroscience, psychology, and computer science. His talk is bound to offer a fascinating insight into the exploration of human consciousness.
FREE (donations welcome). All ages. @SunAssemblyBTN

Other events hosted by Sunday Assembly in February:
Sunday Assembly with Maggie Boden