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The Brain and its Mindful Double

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Event Series Event Series: Beyond Bohm 2021

July 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm CEST

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The Brain and its Mindful Double

with Giuseppe Vitiello

Sunday July 11, 2021
9:00 PDT | 12:00 EDT | 17:00 BST  |  18:00 CEST

2-hour session

If you are unable to attend the live session, the recording will be available.

By repeated trial-and-error the brain constructs within itself, through its mental activity, an understanding of its surround, that we describe as its Double. The relation that the self and its Double construct constitutes the meaning of the flows of information exchanged during their interactions. The act of consciousness resides in such a dialogue of the self with its Double. The continuous attempt to reach the equilibrium in this dialogue shows that the real goal pursued by the brain activity is the aesthetical experience, the perfect ‘to-be-in-the-world.’ Active reciprocal responses between the self and the world imply responsibility and thus they become moral, ethical responses through which the self and its Double become part of the larger social dialogue. Aesthetical pleasure unavoidably implies disclosure, to manifest ‘signs,’ communication. An interpersonal, collective level of consciousness then arises, a larger stage where the actors are mutually dependent, each one simply non-existing without the others.

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Giuseppe Vitiello is Honorary Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Salerno, Italy.

Associate (1983-2018) to INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare). Ph.D. in Physics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA, 1974. Research activity in elementary particles, condensed matter physics, biological systems and brain studies. Author of about 250 papers and of the books  My Double Unveiled – The dissipative quantum model of brain, John Benjamins Publ. Co., Amsterdam 2001. H.Umezawa and G.Vitiello, Quantum Mechanics,  Bibliopolis, Napoli 1986, (Japanese translation by K.Yasue and M.Jibu, Nippon Hyoron Sha. Co.Ltd., Tokyo, Japan 2005). M.Blasone, P.Jizba, G.Vitiello, Quantum Field Theory and its macroscopic manifestations, Imperial College Press, London 2011. G.G.Globus, K.H.Pribram, G.Vitiello (Editors)  Brain and Being. At the boundary between science, philosophy, language and arts, John Benjamins Publ. Co., Amsterdam 2004. He collaborates since 2009 with Luc Montagnier (2008 Medicine Nobel Prize), on research on the electromagnetic properties of DNA and since 2003 has collaborated with Walter J. Freeman (deceased 2016) in neuroscience.


July 11, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CEST