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61st Annual Lecture Series: Elizabeth Schechter
Elizabeth Schechter, Indiana University, Department of Philosophy and the Cognitive Science Program

Title: "Self-Consciousness After Split-Brain Surgery"

Abstract: In this talk, I first argue that the two hemispheres of a split-brain subject are associated with distinct conscious thinkers and, indeed, distinct thinkers of self-conscious thoughts, R and L. I then argue that the dynamics of self-conscious thought after split-brain surgery shows that R and L are unlike other pairs of self-conscious thinkers. Indeed, there is a basic psychological capacity much simpler than but ordinarily inherent in full-blown psychological self-consciousness that R and L both lack.

Sep 25, 2020 03:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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