Nov. 13, 2020

Videos of 'Understanding Consciousness Conference' now available

In June 2018, the European Human Brain Project (HBP) invited scientists, physicians, philosophers, and students to join the project’s first large international conference devoted to the understanding of consciousness. 

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The conference focused on fundamentals and theory, experimental studies, computational models, and clinical-societal implications of consciousness research. For the first time, video recordings of the sessions are available on the Human Brain Project YouTube Channel.

How does our subjective experience emerge from the brain? How does consciousness relate to the physical world? These age-old, deep questions are being addressed directly and broadly by neuroscience and will become crucial in the decades to come.

Watch the videos below:

Video 1:

  • Welcome/Intro - Johan Storm (Chair): Intro/overview: consciousness & HBP
  • Fundamental aspects, including theories of consciousness - Kathinka Evers
  • Fundamental aspects, including theories of consciousness - Ned Block

Video 2:

  • Fundamental aspects, including theories of consciousness - Ned Block (continued)
  • Fundamental aspects, including theories of consciousness - David Chalmers
  • Fundamental aspects, including theories of consciousness - Larissa Albantakis

Video 3:

  • Fundamental aspects, including theories of consciousness - Larissa Albantakis (continued)
  • Fundamental aspects, including theories of consciousness - Jean-Pierre Changeux
  • Discussion with Kathinka Evers, Ned Block, David Chalmers, Larissa Albantakis, and Jean-Pierre Changeux

Video 4:

  • Integrated consciousness research in HBP - Marcello Massimini
  • Neurobiological mechanisms and correlates of consciousness - Cyriel Pennartz
  • Neurobiological mechanisms and correlates of consciousness - Catherine Tallon-Baudry

Video 5:

  • Neurobiological mechanisms and correlates of consciousness - Wolf Singer
  • Neurobiological mechanisms and correlates of consciousness - Nao Tsuchiya

Video 6:

  • Neurobiological mechanisms and correlates of consciousness - Rodolfo Llinas
  • Flash talks by young HBP researchers

Video 7:

  • Models, simulations, and emulation of consciousness - Alain Destexhe
  • Models, simulations, and emulation of consciousness - Pieter R. Roelfsema
  • Models, simulations, and emulation of consciousness - Karl Friston

Video 8:

  • Models, simulations, and emulation of consciousness - Sean Hill
  • Models, simulations, and emulation of consciousness - Fabrice Wendling
  • Discussion with Alain Destexhe, Pieter Roelfsema, Karl Friston, Sean Hill, and Fabrice Wendling
  • Flash talks by young HBP researchers

Video 9:

  • Flash talk by young researcher
  • Clinical, ethical, and societal implications of consciousness research - Olivia Gosseries
  • Clinical, ethical, and societal implications of consciousness research - Niko Schiff
  • Clinical, ethical, and societal implications of consciousness research - Emery Brown

Video 10:

  • Clinical, ethical, and societal implications of consciousness research - Melanie Wilke
  • Clinical, ethical, and societal implications of consciousness research - Olaf Blanke
  • Discussion with Olivia Gosseries, Niko Schiff, Emery Brown, Melanie Wilke, and Olaf Blanke
  • Roundtable Discussion with Johan Storm, Kathinka Evers, David Chalmers, Steven Laureys.


Further information:

Read more about the conference here.

Watch our October 2020 Brain Matters webinar 'Networks for Consciousness & Medical Use Cases'

Contact:

Professor Johan F. Storm, MD, PhD Section for Physiology, Dpt. Molecular Medicine, IMB, University of Oslo j.f.storm@medisin.uio.no