Evolution and Function of Consciousness - Summer Institute
DS-R510 (street level)
320, Sainte-Catherine St. East
Montréal H2X 1L7
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Theme of the Summer Institute: The Evolution and Function of Consciousness. When, where, how and why —since the origin of life on Earth about 4 billion years ago— did organisms' input/output functions become conscious input/output functions? What is the causal role of consciousness?
Dates: June 30 to July 8, 2012 (followed by an optional 3-day practical workshop on imaging techniques for measuring consciousness July 9-11)
In Commemoration: Centenary of the birth of Alan Turing (June 23 2012)
Language: Owing to its international character, the Summer Institute will be held entirely in English.
The Institute is intended for:
- graduate and post-graduate students from the participating disciplines: cognitive science, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence, robotics, psychology, philosophy
- faculty members, scholars, engineers, and professionals from these disciplines.
Academic activities: Contents will be presented through lectures, group discussions, and poster sessions.
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