BAR HARBOR — Steve Perrin will speak about “An Anatomy of Consciousness” on Friday, May 25, for Acadia Senior College’s Food For Thought event at Birch Bay Village in Hulls Cove. For 30 years, Mr. Perrin has been reflecting on how his mind works. He details his conclusions in “Consciousness: the Book,” and now illustrates a few of the highlights in his visual presentation centered on what he calls the “loop of engagement” that relies on memory to synchronize the sensory and motor aspects of his awareness.
An ardent rower, hiker, photographer, and environmentalist, Mr. Perrin stays actively engaged with his natural surroundings. He is a founding member of two local conservation groups. Through his personal explorations he comes to understand the primary relationships in the world both around and within him, he says, and trusts that understanding to guide him in presenting his discoveries. His mother was raised in North Sullivan, Maine, which helps explain why he feels most himself in walking on local bedrock.
The hot buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and costs $11 per person; the lecture is from noon to 1 p.m. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting the Acadia Senior College office at 288-9500, or by e-mailing
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