Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Where: New York Public Library—Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library
476 Fifth Ave. (42nd St. Entrance)
212-340-0863 Price: Free
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With Peter Godfrey-Smith, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
This illustrated lecture combines science and philosophy with first-hand accounts of the remarkable intelligence of the octopus and explores how primitive organisms bobbing in the ocean began sending signals to each other and how these early forms of communication gave rise to the advanced nervous systems that permit cephalopods to change colors and human beings to speak.The author shares from his underwater adventures and sheds new light on the octopus brain, the human brain, and the evolution of consciousness.Buy tickets/get more info now