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#301: Professor Anil Seth - Are We Living In a Controlled Hallucination?

Anil Seth is a Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, where Anil is the Director of the Sussex Centre for Consciousness Science. Anil is also Co-Director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Program on Brain, Mind, and Consciousness, and of the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme: From Sensation and Perception to Awareness.

Anil is the Editor-in-Chief of Neuroscience of Consciousness (Oxford University Press); sits on the Editorial Board of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B and on the Advisory Committee for 1907 Research and for Chile’s Congreso Futuro.

My sincere apologies for any audio issues. My microphone broke prior to recording, so I had to use an external microphone, and I was sick with the flu at the time of recording. Both of those issues are now resolved, and normal service will resume next week.

In this conversation today, Anil and I discuss some of the biggest topics that scientific and philosophical questions in existence, such as:
- What is consciousness?
- Where does consciousness arise from?
- What happens after death?
- When will be able to measure how conscious we are?
- Why our brains are 'hallucinating reality'
- Much more

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