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The Mind/Body Problem

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Voice Over • Elearning
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Description

A documentary-style exploration of awareness and consciousness.

Vocal Characteristics

Language

English (North American)

Voice Age

Young Adult (18-35)

Accents

North American

Transcript

Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
Why is my awareness here while yours is over there? Why is the universe split into two for each of us, into a subject and an infinity of objects? How is each of us our own center of experience, receiving information about the rest of the world? Why are some things conscious and others apparently not? Is a rad conscious or a fly or a virus? These questions are all aspects of the ancient mind body problem, which asks essentially what is the relationship between mind and matter? It's resisted a generally satisfying conclusion for thousands of years.