Part One: Neural Philosophy and Consciousness

Instructions:

Read the following 2 books. If you need to skim, be sure that you have a good grasp of the core ideas. In addition, watch the required films that are listed just below the books. After reading the required books for the week and watching the required films, please respond to essay questions. Watch this video first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZRw9ImBF74 Book 1: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx0aGVuZXVyYWxzdXJmZXJzaXRlfGd4OjYzNDM4OThkM2VlZmE5NjE Book 2: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxydW5uZWJvbWRpZ2l0YWxsaWJyYXJ5MnxneDo1Mjg0OWMwNGI2N2E2NTk2 Film 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LVz_t1EOso Film 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg_9BidUaoE Film 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzzDisWMEjE Film 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU_f2D9T_FE Film 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEjbDnnITWs Film 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2DPKLRBuio Film 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFOpyKe8NKA Film 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbGzm2rniu4 Film 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL6c-_lDAWU TWO REQUIRED ESSAY QUESTIONS: 1. Explain the virtual simulation theory of consciousness. 2. How does the brain trick us and for what benefit is it for our genetic survival? Be sure to support your answers with references to the required readings and films. Each answer should be at least 150 words.