Riccardo Manzotti on the Spread Mind & Modern Physics (#64)


Riccardo Manzotti has a PhD in Robotics and degrees in The Philosophy of Mind and Computer Science. He teaches Psychology of Perception at IULM University, Milan (Italy), and has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at MIT. He has specialized in AI, artificial vision, perception, and, most of all, the issue of consciousness. After working in the field of artificial vision, he focused his research on the nature of phenomenal experience, how it emerges from physical processes and how it is related to objected perceived. His book The Spread Mind has just been published.

In this episode we discuss...

  • how consciousness can be understood through physics a
  • the “physical” properties of consciousness
  • how the properties of relativity can help to describe Riccardo’s spread mind theory
  • the concept of multiple realities as it relates to individual cognition 
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