The hidden spring: a journey to the source of consciousness

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 28 January

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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Price

Suggested donation £10

Event description

Understanding why we feel a subjective sense of self and how it arises in the brain seems like an impossible task.

In this talk, Mark Solms discusses his new theory of consciousness that returns emotions to the centre of mental life.

Join Mark as he explores the subjective experiences of hundreds of neurological patients, many of whom he treated. Their uncanny conversations help to expose the brain’s obscure reaches.

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About the speaker

Mark Solms has spent his entire career investigating the mysteries of consciousness. Best known for identifying the brain mechanisms of dreaming and for bringing psychoanalytic insights into modern neuroscience, he is director of neuropsychology in the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Cape Town, honorary lecturer in neurosurgery at the Royal London Hospital School of Medicine, and an honorary fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists.

Mark's most recent book "The Hidden Spring" is available on Amazon and in all good bookstores.

Timing

The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you miss the live stream, it will be available to watch after the event.

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