Has Your Phone Replaced Your Brain?

Spoken Word (talk, seminar)

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  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Studio
  • 13:30
  • Aug 8
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Fair Pley / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: All seating is unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
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What if your mind is not only in your brain? How exactly would your mind extend across brain, body and beyond? Philosopher Dave Chalmers claims that if his iPhone were implanted in his head, it would just speed up processing; it is already part of his mind. Claims about the extended mind have been around for a long time: for the Romans, your iPhone equivalent was your slave. We are all out of our heads, argues Miranda Anderson (University of Stirling; University of Edinburgh), and we always have been.

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