Michael Posner: What is the Meaning of Life?

Excellence Reporter: Prof. Posner, what is the meaning of life?


“I do not believe that life in general has a meaning.

I believe that the meaning of each individual life is provided by the person themselves.

In the case of my life, it is given what meaning it has by being devoted to acquiring and disseminating an understanding of the mind.”


~Michael Posner, psychologist, professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon and Adjunct Professor at the Weill Medical College in New York (Sackler Institute); he is the editor of numerous cognitive and neuroscience compilations, and an eminent researcher in the field of attention.

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