Sunday’s Big Idea
Today's Big Idea: Neuroscience
The human nervous system is bombarded every second by information: color, line, shape, sound. Bit by bit, reality is assembled through the process of perception. The question is, where does the world end, and our processing of it begin?
This is a wonderful area where both science and philosophy have tended to collaborate, says the philosopher Alva Noë, a former fellow of the Oxford Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience. "In many cases the leading philosophers have also been the leading scientists thinking about this," he says. Today we're exploring color and its representation in the brain from a theoretical, psychological, and scientific perspective.