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TED 2011 – Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness

Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness — that is a marvelous fact — but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.

Antonio Damasio, author of , Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain, provides a fascinating insight into the human mind. 

 

Published: 19th December 2011
Produced by: TED, Ideas Worth Spreading
Length: 00:18:43