Doctors use anesthesia to make consciousness slip away. After surgery is over, they scrub the drugs from the brain and watch consciousness slowly reassemble itself. Neuroscientist Divya Chander put electrodes on her patients to see this process in real time. Here, she discusses what this taught her about the roots of human consciousness and what it would take to create an artificial mind.
Dr. Divya Chander is a doctor and neuroscientist. She is a graduate of Harvard, the Salk Institute, and is currently a medical referent at Singularity University. She was an anesthesia referent at Stanford University for 8 years. She also serves as a member of the Boma Brain Trust.
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