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  • The Hard Problem of Consciousness: Why Do We Feel What We Feel? Michael Abramson 11 a.m., January 17, 2021 Here is the speaker’s description of his talk: “My area of expertise is system modeling and simulation. The folks like me are usually interested in systems’ behavior and not in their feelings. We can say sometimes that a particle “feels” the force, but only metaphorically. Yet we know that at least some systems, such as humans and animals, really feel something, and for us this subjective experience seems very real. How to reconcile this reality with the reality of physical and chemical processes in our brains? This seems so difficult to do that this ... More details
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