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Anil Seth

[Seth (Anil Kumar)]

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Author Narrative:
  1. It seems - from Anil Seth's own words in BBC R3's Private Passions that Anil Seth was an undergraduate at King's Cambridge1.
  2. Quoting from the BBC Website:
    • It’s the size and shape of a cauliflower, and weighs about 3 lbs. And yet the average human brain2 has so many intricate and complex connections that if you counted one connection every second it would take you more than three million years.
    • Professor Anil Seth has devoted his career to trying to understand3 the brain4, puzzling over the mystery of consciousness itself5. He’s Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the Sackler Centre at the University of Sussex, and the author of a popular book, “The 30-second Brain”6.
    • In Private Passions, he muses on how our consciousness of the world, and of ourselves7, is “one of the big central mysteries of life”. And it’s a mystery we face every day – when we fall asleep8 and when we wake up. In conversation with Michael Berkeley, Anil Seth explores the concept9 of free will10 (he doesn’t believe in it); why music evokes such strong memories11; and how meditation changes the structure of the brain12.
    • Music choices include Chopin, Bach, Nina Simone, and an ancient Hindi mantra.
  3. For his Sussex University page, see Sussex University: Anil Seth.
  4. For Wikipedia, see Wikipedia: Anil Seth.



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 1:
Text Colour Conventions
  1. Blue: Text by me; © Theo Todman, 2020
  2. Mauve: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); © the author(s)


Links to other Authors with Surnames Seth

Seth (Vikram)



Authors, Books, Papers & Notes Citing this Author

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) Aeon: 2019+ Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Aeon Papers Note High Quality Abstract    



Author's Papers In My Possession

Author Title Pages Read? Further Information
Edelman (David B.) & Seth (Anil Kumar) Animal consciousness: a synthetic approach 9 17% Paper AbstractMedium Quality Abstract
Seth (Anil Kumar), Barrett (Adam B.) & Barnett (Lionel) Causal density and integrated information as measures of conscious level 20 6% Paper AbstractMedium Quality Abstract
Seth (Anil Kumar), Baars (Bernard) & Edelman (David B.) Criteria for consciousness in humans and other mammals 21 8% Paper AbstractMedium Quality Abstract
Seth (Anil Kumar) How we build perception from the inside out 2 Yes Paper AbstractHigh Quality Abstract
Seth (Anil Kumar) Interoceptive inference, emotion, and the embodied self 9   Paper AbstractMedium Quality Abstract
Seth (Anil Kumar) The real problem 9 Yes Paper AbstractMedium Quality Abstract



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