Free Lecture - Can Subjective Awareness (Ie. Consciousness!) Be Satisfactorily Accounted for by Modern Neuroscience?
All our welcome to attend. Lecture is designed for TWU Faculty and Graduate Students.
SUMMARY: For many neuroscientists, the cardinal long-term goal of our enterprise is to completely understand mental experience in terms of the third-person explanatory constructs of contemporary neuroscience with no “residue” left over. The feasibility of such an agenda has been debated for centuries, but the issue is no longer merely conjectural. Empirical experiments from the recent history of neuroscience frame the question in concrete form while still searching for an answer.
SPEAKER BIO: William “Bill” Newsome is the Harman Family Provostial Professor, Vincent V.C. Woo Director of the Stanford Neuroscience Institute and Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University.
His PhD is from California Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards including being elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society, the Dan David Prize and being elected to Membership in the National Academy of Science.
His research aims to understand the neuronal processes that mediate visual perception and visually guided behaviour.
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