Neuroscience Study Group
The Mind and Consciousness
The next meeting of the Neuroscience Study group is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 2 pm in Bea Rose’s home, Apt.1909, at Vi at La Jolla Village. Visitors are welcome but please call Bea Rose at (858) 458-9263 because space is at a premium.
The discussion continues on the mystery of consciousness.
The reading suggestion is Chapter 2, Consciousness – a Physicist’s Viewpoint in Michio Kaku’s book. The Future of the Mind.
Additionally on the roster are two books about octopuses and consciousness that will be discussed:
1. Other Minds: The Octopus and the Deep Origins of Consciousness, by Peter Godfrey-Smith, and
2. The Soul of an Octopus, A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, by Sy Montgomery.
These books approach their subject from diametrically different perspectives.
Members will choose which of these two books they will read and will be responsible for reporting on the first chapter in that book. It was suggested that members reading the same book confer with each other on how they will organize their report. Both are enjoyable reads.