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States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness

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Photograph of visitors exploring the exhibition, States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness at Wellcome Collection.
States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness exhibition, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

This changing exhibition examined perspectives from artists, psychologists, philosophers and neuroscientists to interrogate our understanding of the conscious experience.

Exploring phenomena such as somnambulism, synaesthesia, and disorders of memory and consciousness, it examined ideas around the nature of consciousness, and in particular what can happen when our typical conscious experience is interrupted, damaged or undermined.