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Out of our heads

Most of us grew up believing that there is something within us, other than our brain, that makes us who we are- a mind/ a soul or just something not the brain. And for most of us, that belief has religious and cultural grounds. We believe that we perceive, think, act- are conscious because this […]

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You are not your brain. Or are you?

The brain. Everybody wants to understand it, but nobody really does. Nevertheless, we don’t stop trying- we want our brain to work for us, not against us and we want to find ways to feel like we are not prisoners of our own thoughts. Alva Noë, a philosophy professor at UC Berkeley, attempts to explain […]