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Introduction to What is a Mind?

What is a Mind? In this video, Mark Solms explains what led him to dedicate his life's work to answering complex questions about the mind.

Mark Solms – Professor of Psychology, University of Cape Town

When I was six years old, I was faced with questioning my religious beliefs and I started wondering about life after death. Thinking back this must have been the first time I had needed to develop an understanding of the mind.

In my career as a neuropsychologist, I have researched the links between the clinical findings of psychoanalysis and research findings generated by the neurological sciences.

I welcome you to this course that presents a current understanding of the mind from multiple disciplinary perspectives. You will have a chance to consider these perspectives and discuss how they add to our understanding of how the mind works.

What are you if not your mind? This raises questions of fundamental importance. I hope this course will get you thinking deeply on the question: What is a Mind?

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