All we know comes to us via our mental experience: our thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and conscious awareness. However, it is a deep mystery how the physical processes of our brain and body give rise to the subjective experience of consciousness. Some argue that the investigation of this mind-body problem is the most profound question in all of science. Students interested in all areas of the sciences, arts, and humanities are encouraged to enroll. This seminar is part of the Connections@Cal initiative. This seminar is part of the On the Same Page initiative.
David Presti has taught neuroscience at UC Berkeley for more than twenty years. For nearly ten years, he has also been teaching neuroscience to Tibetan monastics in India.