Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness, which is in itself an almost miraculous fact. But what exactly is it that we regain? What is consciousness and how can it be described? In this short lecture, neuroscientist Antonio Damasio attempts to answer that question and in doing so, gives us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self. Fascinating stuff….even although Damasio’s delivery reminds me of an undergraduate lecture!