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Who Are You? Pt. 2: The Illusion of Identity

In part one, I explained why you are not your body. Whatever true self is, it can’t be your body. If you haven’t watched part one, feel free to check that out. In this video I want to talk about the mental component of identity, the way that we use thoughts to define ourselves. We…

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The illusion of consciousness | Dan Dennett

So I’m going to speak about a problem that I have and that’s that I’m a philosopher. (Laughter) When I go to a party and people ask me what do I do and I say, “I’m a professor,” their eyes glaze over. When I go to an academic cocktail party and there are all the…

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This is how an illusionist targets your unconscious mind | Derren Brown | Big Think

When you work I think with any sort of magic you become a very good applied psychologist just in a very niche area, which is why it’s generally magicians that are brought in to kind of test for psychic claims and that kind of thing to sort of debunk or look for that kind of…

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The psychological tricks of faith healing, explained | Derren Brown | Big Think

So, I did a show called Miracle, which it’s on Netflix at the moment. And the second half of it was faith healing, which was a bold move because I knew my audiences wouldn’t believe in it any more than I do, which is not at all essential in terms of anything divine happening. And…

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Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion | Big Think

What one of the problems we have in discussing consciousness scientifically is that consciousness is irreducibly subjective. This is a point that many philosophers have made – Thomas Nagel, John Sorrell, David Chalmers. While I don’t agree with everything they’ve said about consciousness I agree with them on this point that consciousness is what it’s…

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Why You Didn’t Choose If You Clicked On This Video Or Not – The Illusion Of Freewill

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The illusion of identity

The Illusion of Identity Sometimes people say I’m not always conscious that I am this you see? Like, quite often, my attention goes and then I forget, that I am this. And it troubles them. They want to say: I want to be consciously conscious of who I am all the time. But when we…

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Breaking the Illusion of Limitation

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Embrace your raw, strange magic | Casey Gerald

[This talk contains mature content] My mother called this summer to stage an intervention. She’d come across a few snippets of my memoir, which wasn’t even out yet, and she was concerned. It wasn’t the sex. (Laughter) It was the language that disturbed her. For example: “I have been so many things along my curious…

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Field Hockey Trick Shots – Field Hockey Game | HockeyheroesTV

Lawrence Charlotte, Tomas, Leiah, Dennis and Paul. And today we’re gonna do a trick shot video It’s introduced by FHP Steiner, so thank you for sending us business trips. I’m gonna flavor Are pretty simple I will start I will make up a trick I get three times to try it yeah And then each…

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