Tue, 16 April 2013
After a false start, Rachael and Dave try to use their mouths to discuss David Eagleman writing about the brain in his book Incognito; where Mike May uses a camera and his tongue to rock climb with eyes that don't work; and the fictional homunculus that doesn't sit inside your brain, doesn't experience your senses; but your conscious mind does hear your name in the cocktail party illusion, even though you weren't consciously listening to each voice. Then, while the toad doesn't think, and the lizard doesn't have consciousness; and your dog greets you by instinct; penguins mate for life and Rachael tries to reason, are they conscious? If you connected your partners brain signal to your tongue, could you hear them in a coma, and watch your own dreams back? Were Neanderthal ludites afraid of spear technology? Could blindsighted people run from Godzilla? Could Anton-Babinski sufferers, cold-read? Do Rachael and Nadine know where the door is? Nadine bets a dollar she does, Rachael bets her life; listen to see who loses which...