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Chasing Consciousness

Free Conversations

Friday, September 30, 2016
5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Join Project Y-0 for a series of free talks and dialogues that explore the concept of consciousness and its role in our lives. These Friday night programs, co-presented by YHouse, Inc., raise questions with no easy answers:

  • What can science tell us about consciousness?
  • How are experimental, mathematical, and synthetic approaches to science exploring the nature of awareness?
  • How do culture and society impact our awareness?
  • Is artificial intelligence leading to conscious machines and what might we learn from that progression?

This week’s topic is Uncovering Consciousness in the Healing Brain

Nicholas (Niko) Schiff, the Jerold B. Katz Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College,will discuss the latest work toward understanding how brain imaging and electrophysiological measurements can identify consciousness and cognition in the injured brain as well as the challenges ahead of bringing out latent capacities for communication.

Moderated by Catherine Chung (Author of Forgotten Country)

These free conversations and presentations will take place in the Art Lounge between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Fridays this fall. No ticket required.