Attention Schema Theory: Consciousness and God

Life is an enduring mystery. We're forced to unravel the mystery of human consciousness from within, while the enigma of cosmos bears down on us from beyond. We whisper the words "self" and even "god" to ground ourselves in an ocean of chaos, but what's it really all about? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, explore Attention Schema Theory and what it has to say about evolution, consciousness and our notion of the divine.

Attention Schema Theory: Consciousness & God

Image Caption: The priest Hoshi, reputed to be the incarnation of a deity, the face of which is emerging from that of the priest in this sculpture, Japan. Japanese. 12th c Heian. (Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty)

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Topics in this Podcast: human condition, consciousness, neuroscience, religion, God, philosophy