Illustration: Sarah Firth

Present Sense

What are human thoughts? What’s the relationship between mind and body? And how does a lump of squishy tissue inside our skulls generate – and mediate – so much sensation, awareness and experience? The mystery of human consciousness has had thinkers scratching their heads (and experiencing the sensation of scratching their heads) for millennia.

In this series of talks we'll hear from some big brains – neuroscientists, engineers, philosophers, psychologists and clinicians – at the forefront of interdisciplinary research in the consciousness field. They’ll discuss their work and its implications for Artificial Intelligence, mental health, aged care and even the survival of our species.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne-Monash Consciousness Research.