Anil Seth

Anil Seth is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex. He is Co-Director both of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science and the CIFAR Program in Brain, Mind, and Consciousness. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Neuroscience of Consciousness and Engagement Fellow for the Wellcome Trust.

Books by Anil Seth

Interviews with Anil Seth

Best Books on the Neuroscience of Consciousness, recommended by Anil Seth

Nearly every human has a sense of self, a feeling that we are located in a body that’s looking out at the world and experiencing it over the course of a lifetime. Some people even think of it as a soul or other nonphysical reality that is yet somehow connected to the blood and bones that make up our bodies. How things seem, however, is quite often an unreliable guide to how things are, says neuroscientist Anil Seth. Here he recommends five key books that led him to his own understanding of consciousness, and explores why it is that what is likely an illusion can be so utterly convincing.

Interviews where books by Anil Seth were recommended

The Best Philosophy Books of 2021, recommended by Nigel Warburton

Nigel Warburton—the philosopher, broadcaster and creator of the popular Philosophy Bites podcast—selects five of the best public philosophy books published in 2021, including a defence of righteous rage, an examination of the concept of ‘time management,’ and an intellectual biography of the political philosopher and Holocaust survivor Hannah Arendt.

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