“The ‘mind’ and ‘self’ were formerly the domain of philosophers and priests. But in this hour of Radiolab, neurologists lead the charge on profound questions like ‘How does the brain make me me?'”
I love this episode of Radiolab! One neurologist suggests that our neural connections make us who we are, ie they create that sense of self that we all have. Another scientists says that it is the story that we tell that gives us our sense of self, which is why the story of ‘who I am’ can look so different when we’re in a good or bad mood.
There’s lots of interesting research and discussion, and in true Radiolab-style, they keep it light and very entertaining.