Kate Noble didn’t plan on being a Professor of Consciousness. Coming of age in the late 60’s and early 70’s she fancied herself as possibly a future lawyer, fighting on behalf of the disenfranchised and underrepresented.
That is until she suffered an anaphylactic reaction; until her heart stopped multiple times; until three near-death experiences changed the trajectory of Kate’s life forever.
Since then she’s become a clinical psychologist, an author, a professor, and recently one of her notable achievements include developing a Minor in Consciousness at the University of Washington-Bothell’s School of STEM. Earlier this year Kate published an article in NeuroQuantology – an interdisciplinary journal integrating the fields of neurology and quantum mechanics – titled “Why Consciousness? Teaching and Learning at the Leading Edge of Mind Science” where she chronicles some of the triumphs and struggles of getting mainstream academia to “take consciousness seriously.”
A firm disbeliever in what’s been commonly termed scientific reductionism, our guest for this week Dr. Kate Noble and PNM producer Jake Walters talk briefly about the nature of consciousness and discuss whether or not science is equipped to answer some of humanity’s deepest questions.