Being You: A new science of consciousness by Anil Seth
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Being You: A new science of consciousness

by Anil Seth

BEING YOU is not as simple as it sounds.

Somehow, within each of our brains, billions of neurons work to create our conscious experience. How does this happen? Why do we experience life in the first person? After over twenty years researching the brain, world-renowned neuroscientist Anil Seth puts forward a radical new theory of consciousness and self. His unique theory of what it means to ‘be you’ challenges our understanding of perception and reality and it turns what you thought you knew about yourself on its head.

Reviews

The nature of consciousness is still one of the hardest problems in science, but Anil Seth brings us closer than ever before to the answer.”
- Jim Al-Khalili
Seth thinks clearly and sharply on one of the hardest problems of science and philosophy, cutting through weeds with a scientist's mind and a storyteller's skill.”
- Adam Rutherford
An exhilarating book: a vast-ranging, phenomenal achievement that will undoubtedly become a seminal text.”
- Gaia Vince, Guardian, Book of the Day