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  • The Thinking Ape: The Enigma of Human Consciousness

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Nour Foundation, Wisconsin Public Radio's nationally-syndicated program To the Best of Our Knowledge, and the New York Academy of Sciences

    Video of the full event is available on the Nour Foundation website.

    What is the origin and nature of consciousness? If consciousness is common to humans and animals alike, what are the defining traits of human consciousness? Nobel laureate psychologist Daniel Kahneman, philosopher David Chalmers, expert in primate cognition Laurie Santos, and physician-scientist Nicholas Schiff will discuss what it means to be "conscious" and examine the human capacities displayed in cognitive, aesthetic, and ethical behaviors, with a focus on the place and function of the mind within nature.

    Featuring

    David Chalmers, PhD

    Australian National University and New York University

    Daniel Kahneman, PhD, Prof. Em.

    Princeton University

    Laurie Santos, PhD

    Yale University

    Nicholas D. Schiff, MD

    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Moderator

    Steve Paulson

    Executive Producer, Wisconsin Public Radio's nationally-syndicated program To the Best of Our Knowledge.

    *Reception to follow event

    Registration Pricing

    Member $0
    Student/Postdoc Member $0
    Nonmember $15
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $10

     

    Presented by

    • NYAS
    • Nour Foundation
    • To the Best of Our Knowledge

    Media Sponsor


    This event is part of The Emerging Science of Consciousness Series

    Moderated by Steve Paulson, Executive Producer of Wisconsin Public Radio's To the Best of Our Knowledge, this four-part lecture series brings together leading experts from various fields to discuss how the latest research is challenging our understanding of the very nature and function of consciousness in our daily lives.

    To learn more about each lecture and to purchase tickets, click on the links below.

    • The Thinking Ape: The Enigma of Human Consciousness, October 10, 2012 — Sold Out
    The Mystery of Memory: In Search of the Past, November 14, 2012 — Sold Out
    Music & the Mind: The Magical Power of Sound, December 12, 2012 — Sold Out
    Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness, February 6, 2013 — Sold Out

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