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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.
David Chalmers, PhD
Australian National University and New York University
Daniel Kahneman, PhD, Prof. Em.
Laurie Santos, PhD
Nicholas D. Schiff, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Executive Producer, Wisconsin Public Radio's nationally-syndicated program To the Best of Our Knowledge.
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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