The Tell-tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest For What Makes Us Human

“There is no real independent self, aloof from other human beings, inspecting the world, inspecting other people. You are, in fact, connected not just via Facebook and Internet, you’re actually quite literally connected by your neurons. And there is whole chains of neurons around this room, talking to each other. And there is no real distinctiveness of your consciousness from somebody else’s consciousness.”

Vilayanur Ramachandran, author of THE TELL-TALE BRAIN: A NEUROSCIENTIST’S QUEST FOR WHAT MAKES US HUMAN

https://www.ted.com/talks/vs_ramachandran_the_neurons_that_shaped_civilization