412: Annaka Harris on What Is Consciousness? Where Is It Located? Mysteries Unravelled


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Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/annakaharris412

Annaka Harris (IG: @annakaharrisprojects) is the New York Times bestselling author of CONSCIOUS: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind.

She is an editor and consultant for science writers, specializing in neuroscience and physics, and her work has appeared in The New York Times.

Annaka is the author of the children’s book I Wonder, a collaborator on the Mindful Games Activity Cards, and a volunteer mindfulness teacher for the Inner Kids organization.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • As a kid, Annaka had a deeper sense of reality
  • How Annaka got involved teaching meditation to children
  • Integrating mindfulness into the school system
  • Children learn to meditate easier than adults
  • Practice meditating in the midst of everyday life
  • Annaka’s early influence into meditation
  • Why people have a hard time sticking to a meditation practice
  • The emotions Annaka experienced on her first 5-day silent meditation retreat
  • A radical shift is timeless
  • Consciousness... the fundamental mystery of the mind
  • Moving beyond panpsychism
  • Consciousness as a felt experience
  • The Integrated Information Theory
  • The combination problem
  • What is binding?
  • Our conscious experience is lagging behind
  • Free will vs. conscious will
  • Brain processing is another part of nature
  • When you see conscious will as an illusion
  • How COVID is physically affecting the brain
  • Your brain is always processing
  • The location of consciousness

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Related links:

Annaka Harris - Conscious (book)

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Lucy Walker

Michael Pollan (books)

Susan Kaiser Greenland

Inner Kids Collaborative

Mindful Games Activity Cards

Sam Harris (books)

Dan Harris - 10% Happier (book)

Dan Harris - Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics (book)

Carlo Rovelli (books)

Nima Arkani-Hamed

Donald Hoffman

Giulio Tononi

Christof Koch (books)

Anil Seth (books)

Annaka Harris - Consciousness Isn’t Self-Centered (article)

David Eagleman (books)

Pam Belluck - Small Number of Covid Patients Develop Severe Psychotic Symptoms (New York Times article)

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