Entertaining and informative talks covering psychology and philosophy with a variety of guests! From modern empirically-validated counseling techniques to ancient wisdom practices, all corners are approached. Discussing both practical and eccentric approaches on living a full and vibrant life. Including, bold unedited discussions about the meaning of life, history, music, and culture. Paul Krauss MA LPC (your host), draws on his unique life experience of growing up in a small motel in the countryside, living in large cities, and working with and living among diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups--combining his trauma-informed science-based perspective with the contrasting desire to live like a mystic. Opposites unite on this podcast!
Sunday Jul 09, 2023
Sunday Jul 09, 2023
Paul Krauss MA LPC speaks with Andy Clark, Ph.D. about the human brain, consciousness, and functions of the mind. This is an episode for anyone who is curious about how human consciousness forms our reality and functions in real time. Andy has a great deal of excellent examples, stories, and anecdotes to share.
"Human brains are prediction machines,” contends Clark (Surfing Uncertainty), a cognitive philosophy professor at the University of Sussex, in this eye-opening study. Pushing back against the idea that the brain passively processes information from the senses, Clark argues that the organ is instead constantly predicting external reality based on previous experiences and adjusting mental impressions as new information arises.
Andy Clark's new book: THE EXPERIENCE MACHINE: How Our Minds Predict and Shape Reality (2023 | Pantheon), professor of cognitive philosophy Andy Clark’s brilliant new theory of the mind that upends our understanding of how the brain interacts with the world.
Learn more about Andy Clark, PhD. here.
Andy Clark's Current Project: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/centres/media-arts-humanities-institute/research/project/science/xscape
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