ALS: E. Schechter
September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Indiana University, Department of Philosophy and the Cognitive Science Program
Self-Consciousness After Split-Brain Surgery
ABSTRACT: In this talk, I first argue that the two hemispheres of a split-brain subject are associated with distinct conscious thinkers and, indeed, distinct thinkers of self-conscious thoughts, R and L. I then argue that the dynamics of self-conscious thought after split-brain surgery shows that R and L are unlike other pairs of self-conscious thinkers. Indeed, there is a basic psychological capacity much simpler than but ordinarily inherent in full-blown psychological self-consciousness that R and L both lack.
This lecture will be a Zoom webinar.
Please register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aj5x4jVMRde2R8nKs4UmOw