New York Times Bestseller

As accessible and enlightening as Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, this mind-expanding dive into the mystery of consciousness is an illuminating meditation on the self, free will, and felt experience.


“In this gem of a book, Annaka Harris tackles consciousness controversies with incisive rigor and clarity, in a style that’s accessible and captivating.”

PROF. MAX TEGMARK, AUTHOR OF New York Times bestseller
LIFE 3.0: Being HUMAN IN THE AGE OF Artificial intelligence

CONSCIOUS offers the clearest, most compelling explanation that I’ve seen of consciousness. If you’ve ever wondered how you have the capacity to wonder, some fascinating insights await you in these pages.”

ADAM GRANT, New York Times bestselling AUTHOR OF ORIGINALS

“There is a profound intellectual adventure awaiting the reader of this exquisite book.”

Rebecca Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex

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“Wild ideas are on the table—you’ll come away with an appreciation of the major conflicts and the high stakes that come with any attempt to understand how consciousness really works.”

Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist and AUTHOR OF
The Big Picture

News

Reflections On Impermanence

The more closely we observe the present moment, the more amorphous it becomes. It vanishes as we reach out to touch it, transforming into the next moment, and the next… When we look out at the ocean, we naturally perceive the waves while understanding (both intellectually and intuitively) that there is no real “thing” that is a wave. The concept is useful shorthand for a dynamic phenomenon that occurs in nature. So too with the human brain, which is an ever-changing symphony of electrical firing among billions of neurons…

Click here to continue reading my article in Nautilus Magazine, “What is Time?”

TED Podcast Pilot

I’m excited to announce that TED is going to be producing a pilot for my audio doc series on consciousness! I’m thrilled to begin collaborating with the TED podcast network on crafting a show out of my 30+ interviews with scientists and thought leaders such as, David Eagleman, Anil Seth, Janna Levin, Brian Greene, Philip Goff, Sean Carroll, Daniel Chamovitz, Patrick_ House, George Musser, Sue Blackmore, Donald Hoffman, Adam Frank, Joseph Goldstein, Julia Sweeney, Maggie Rowe, Lee Smolin, Mia Maestro, Jessica Flack, and more. Stay tuned for further announcements…