The Mind


Video: Can We Measure Consciousness?

What makes a brain or a machine conscious? How conscious is your computer? Could robots become more conscious than we are?

While there are a number of theories of consciousness, there is one theory that actually provides a means to calculate “consciousness,” and it is beginning to provide some answers to these questions. The theory is called the Integrated Information Theory of consciousness – watch the video below to learn more!

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Greg Kestin

    Greg Kestin holds a faculty position at Harvard University, where he conducts theoretical physics research, teaches, and produces educational online content. He earned his physics Ph.D. from Harvard, as a member of The Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature, focusing on theoretical particle physics and quantum field theory. Over his career, he has also conducted research in nuclear physics, fusion energy, and gravitational wave physics. For over a decade he has been involved with innovative educational outreach endeavors, bringing science to both students and members of the public through his writings, videos, lectures, and multimedia.

    Samia Bouzid

    Samia Bouzid is a multimedia storyteller with a passion for science, especially physics. She is a production assistant for NOVA’s YouTube series “What the Physics?!”