is it down to the power of our mind?

by Anna Piasecki

In this interesting TED talk, philosopher Dan Dennett makes a compelling argument that not only don’t we understand our own consciousness, but that half the time our brains are actively fooling us. As a linguist, you may find yourself disagreeing with such a strong standpoint; or perhaps you do (following or in anticipation of your Psycholinguistics module?!) — find out for yourself here: http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_dennett_on_our_consciousness.

Also, check out some corroborating argument and evidence in this recent BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26258662.

Enjoy!

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