“If not in the womb, at what point in life do we first have the sensation of being us? In terms of knowing that we’re an individual person... And where that line is crossed, including octopus or other animals, at what point in terms of our brain development are the brains capable of this sensation of being self aware?”
Naturalizing Consciousness: Conversations on the Biology of Subjectivity - the Premiere Event for the New Podcast "On Consciousness with Bernard Baars" - and a Special Tribute to Nobel Laureate Gerald M. Edelman.
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Dr. Jay Giedd Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Rady Children's Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry, UCSD School of Medicine Professor, Dept of Population, Family & Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Former Chief, Section on Brain Imaging, Child Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Jay’s widely published research and expertise evaluates how the child's brain develops in health and illness, the factors that influence development and how to optimize treatments to take advantage of the child's changing brain.
Jay and his award winning work were featured in the PBS 2 part series "Brains on Trial" hosted by Alan Alda.
Video Link to Podcast Trailer: When are brains capable of this sensation of being self aware? Jay Giedd On Consciousness with Bernard Baars
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