The IITBAA Pune Chapter had invited Dr Deepak Ranade on 27/Aug/2016 to talk about consciousness and the brain.
Dr. Ranade explored the anthropological basis of the nervous system and walked the audience through its evolution from the unicellular organism up to the present day human nervous system.
Consciousness is considered to be a uniquely human faculty. Dr. Ranade discussed the various facets of consciousness such as:
- Is the brain the essential substrate for consciousness?
- The Hierarchy of consciousness
- Quantum physics and the Quantum approach to consciousness.
- Neurotheology and the “God centre”
Dr. Deepak Ranade did his MBBS and MS in BJ Medical College in Pune. He is currently Professor and Head of Department Of Neurosurgery, at D.Y. .Patil Medical college in Pimpri which is recognised for its M.Ch (Neurosurgery). He has published several papers in Neurosurgery in reputed international journals of medicine.