ESP Biography

QUENTIN CHI, Junior majoring in Biology and Philosophy

Major: Biology and Philosophy

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I was born and raised in Seattle with two younger sisters, who are now in middle and high-school. I came to Stanford three years ago, and am now studying Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience, and Philosophy. I'm also minoring in Education, and would love to share my passions with you. I think we can all find an interest in how we as humans develop and come to terms with our own consciousness. I played varsity soccer for Stanford Men's Soccer in 2016, and have been a member of the collegiate champions Stanford Climbing team for the last two.

Past Classes

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B6725: The Science and Philosophy of Consciousness in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
It is possible to surgically cut the two hemispheres of your brain in half. In fact, doing so is a last resort treatment for epilepsy. But your left and right hemisphere can no longer communicate--each brain will have its own perceptions, concepts, emotions and impulses. It seems as if you have two brains, and two consciousness, residing in one body. Is this possible? What does it mean to be conscious, and can consciousness really be split in half? How does science approach the subject, and how can philosophy contribute to our understanding of the mind? Through examining and discussing famous experiments in neuroscience and philosophy, we will grapple with one of the most mysterious and fundamental questions of life.