Anil Ananthaswamy

The Science of the Self

Anil Ananthaswamy

Talk: The Science of the Self

Award-winning science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy visits Google to talk about his latest book, "The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self." The book describes how scientists and philosophers are trying to discern what constitutes the self – Is the self purely anecdotal or circumstantial, or is it grounded in something biological or neurological? How is it created? Can it be destroyed?

Anil Ananthaswamy

Anil Ananthaswamy is an Indian author and journalist. He is a consultant for the New Scientist magazine as well.

The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self

In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard’s syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders—revealing the awesome power of the human sense of self from a master of science journalism.

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