Who Am I?


The “mind” and “self” were formerly the domain of philosophers and priests. But in this hour of Radiolab, neurologists lead the charge on profound questions like “How does the brain make me?”

We stare into the mirror with Dr. Julian Keenan, reflect on the illusion of selfhood with British neurologist Paul Broks, and contemplate the evolution of consciousness with Dr. V. S. Ramachandran. Also: the story of woman who one day woke up as a completely different person.

photo credit: Neon brain (dierk schaefer/flickr/CC-BY-2.0)

Paul Broks
Dr. Julian Keenan
 Hannah Palin
Dr. V.S. Ramachandran
Dr. Robert Sapolsky