Evolution and Function of Consciousness (Turing Year 2012)

June 29, 2012 - July 12, 2012
Cognitive Sciences Institute, Université du Québec à Montreal

Université du Québec à Montreal


  • McGill University


Bernard Baars
Neuroscience Institute
Mark Balaguer
California State University
Simon Baron-Cohen
Cambridge University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
North Carolina State University
Antonio Damasio
University of Southern California, Dana and David Dornsife College
Daniel Dennett
Tufts University
Stevan Harnad
Université du Québec à Montreal
Hakwan Lau
Columbia University
Joseph Ledoux
New York University
Malcolm MacIver
Northwestern University
Alfred Mele
Florida State University
Gualtiero Piccinini
University of Missouri St. Louis
Amir Raz
McGill University
David Rosenthal
City University of New York
John R. Searle
University of California, Berkeley
Wolfgang Singer
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

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heme 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 29 to July 9, 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)

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