Consciousness

Advances in brain science, and the computational understanding of mind, have encouraged researchers to believe that a theoretical understanding of consciousness may be within our grasp. In these featured talks Victor Lamme discusses what we might learn about consciousness from visual neuroscience, Adrian Owen asks how we can tell if someone is conscious at all, and Marcello Massimini explores how we might measure conscious states in the brain.



Featured Lectures


Adrian OwenAdrian Owen (2010)

When thoughts become actions: imagining disorders of consciousness


Marcello MassiminiMaarcello Massimini (2010)

A perturbational approach to evaluate the brain's capacity for consciousness


Victor LammeVictor Lamme (2010)

How neuroscience will change our view on consciousness



Other Lectures


Cerebral connectivity in disorders of consciousness


The proactive brain: predictions in visual cognition


How to build a robot that feels



The DAC theory of consciousness



Mental architecture: autonomy, emotion, cognition and consciousness


Consciousness and the machine



Metastability in neurodynamics


Goal encoding and monitoring in monkey prefrontal cortex