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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Antonio Damasio - the Quest to Understand Consciousness

TED Conferences LLC
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness - that is a marvelous fact - but what exactly is it that we regain? In this TEDTalk, neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self. Damasio's work has had a major influence on current understanding of our neural systems, which underlie memory, language, and consciousness.
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19 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 22, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Antonio Damasio
The Quest to Understand Consciousness
  • Wonder and Mystery of Consciousness (1:49)
  • Brain Imaging (1:06)
  • Consciousness, Mind and Self (1:49)
  • Mind and Neural Grid (4:04)
  • Elusive Self (2:06)
  • Mind, Body and Self (2:19)
  • Brain Structure and Consciousness (1:41)
  • Other Animals' Consciousness (0:45)
  • Autobiographical Self and Culture (1:19)
  • Why Study Consciousness (1:16)
  • Credits: TEDTalks: Antonio Damasio- The Quest to Understand Consciousness (0:08)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
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52927 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (19 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
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