I Think, Therefore I Am: What is Consciousness?
Birch Bay Village Inn Library, Village Inn Road (off Crooked Road), Hulls Cove
Is consciousness the product of an immaterial mind or is it produced by biological activities of the brain? Is it unitary or a collection of many brain processes? Can only humans be conscious? Is reality a construct of consciousness or does it have an independent existence? These are some of the questions the class will address in the context of what we know about how our brains work.
About the instructor
Bob Gallon is a clinical and forensic psychologist, a musician, and a recently retired tuba player with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. He taught psychology at Vassar College and at Thomas Jefferson Medical School. He also taught at College of the Atlantic, and has taught many Acadia Senior College classes, including physics.