This event is part of a series of debates on foundational issues in the mind-brain sciences sponsored by the NYU Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness, directed by Ned Block and David Chalmers.
People whose cortex has been partially split by severing their corpus collosum seem in some ways to have two minds. Are these people single experiencing subjects whose minds are more than normally fragmented, with split perception and impairment of access and attention? Or are the split-brain bodies inhabited by two distinct experiencing subjects?
Joe LeDoux (Center for Neural Science, NYU)
Yaïr Pinto (Psychology, University of Amsterdam)
Elizabeth Schechter (Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis)
Yaïr Pinto is the lead author of a recent study suggesting a single subject with split perception. Elizabeth Schechter has just published Self-consciousness and ‘Split-brains’: The Mind’s I, arguing for two subjects. Joe LeDoux has done seminal work on split-brains and sees merit in both positions.
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