Out-of-body Experience
Glenn Carruthers (Charles Sturt University), Alejandro Murillo (Universitaria Agustiniana), Melanie Rosen (Trent University)

May 10, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina)

Buenos Aires


  • Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Neurociencias


Francisco Gallo

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Dear all, 

We are happy to announce the next session of our monthly seminar "Construyendo puentes entre la filosofía y la neurociencia" ("Building Bridges between Philosophy and Neuroscience"):

The Out-of-body Experience

Keynote speaker: Glenn Carruthers , Charles Sturt University, Australia.

“Confabulation or Experience? Implications of Out-of-Body Experiences for Theories of Consciousness”

Suggested reading: Confabulation or experience? Implications of out-of-body experiences for theories of consciousness

Abstract: Do these variations in reports of OBEs indicate individual variation in experience or are they post-hoc confabulations, stories told by subjects to themselves in an attempt to make sense of the core phenomenology? I argue that no existent or possible evidence would be sufficient to favour one hypothesis over the other. How such evidence is interpreted depends on prior commitments to one or other of these hypotheses or to a theory of consciousness that is not neutral as to these hypotheses.

Comments:  Alejandro Murillo (Universidad Agustiniana, Colombia)

                    Melanie Rosen (Trent University, Canada)

The session will take place on

Monday the 10th May at:

3pm San Francisco, Los Angeles 

5pm Bogotá, Lima, México

6pm Santiago, La Paz, Caracas, Washington, Toronto

7pm Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo

11pm Londres

Tuesday the 11th May at:

00am Madrid, Paris, Berlin, Roma

07.30am Adelaide 

08am Port Macquarie, Sydney

The talk, comments and discussion will be in English.  You can register here: https://forms.gle/xKpX3AEc2GJd4pDk9  You will receive the link to join us one day before our meeting.

Streaming youtube: https://youtu.be/MaSub6vKtA4

We hope to see you there!

Seminario mensual "Construyendo puentes entre la Filosofía y la Neurociencia"

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Francisco Gallo, Lab Sueño y Memoria, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires / Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Neurociencias

Marina Trakas, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosófico

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