U.C. Berkeley philosopher Alva Noë challenges the assumptions underlying neuroscientific studies of consciousness in Out of Our Heads. According to Noë, consciousness arises from interactions with out surroundings and is not something that simply happens inside of our brains. From http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episodes/2009/03/25/segments/127090
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From The Leonard Lopate Show broadcast on WNYC.
John Fray’s critically acclaimed new novel Lowboy is about a 16-year-old schizophrenic who has wandered away from the mental hospital into the subway tunnels believing that the world will end within a few hours and that only he can save it. From http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episodes/2009/03/27/segments/127260
The term "socialist" has been tossed around in the news lately in reference to any number of Obama Administration policies. Find out what socialism really means, where it came from, and how it got such a bad wrap. Eric Foner is Dewitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and James Surowiecki is business columnist for the New Yorker. From http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episodes/2009/03/27/segments/127262