Welling-up: unconscious, body-based and intuitive intelligence with Guy Claxton and Gill Clarke (2011)

“How does body create mind? How do I speak to my consciousness?” A conversation between dance artist and educator Gill Clarke and experimental psychologist / Buddhist practitioner Guy Claxton, exploring the role of unconscious, body-based and intuitive intelligence, and describing the manifestation of this intelligence as the ‘welling-up’ of an organic process. They question the Cartesian dualist perspective: “We think our thoughts are born IN consciousness rather than born INTO consciousness, because the process of upwelling is often so fast and automatic that we don’t notice.”

Learn More:
Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases when you think less (book cited in the talk)

This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2011, presented in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School and the PAL Movement and Meaning series, with further support from the Jerwood Foundation, Esme Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England.