Self and Consciousness

What does it meant to be human? How does consciousness affect our everyday lives? How can we improve our everyday lives through self-awareness?

Self and Consciousness

These are a few of the questions which we ask ourselves; and seek to find meaning and understanding for our purpose and existence.

Moderated by Steve Paulson, Executive Producer of Wisconsin Public Radio's To the Best of Our Knowledge, the Academy's four-part Emerging Science of Consciousness 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.

The Thinking Ape: The Enigma of Consciousness
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The Thinking Ape: The Enigma of Consciousness

October 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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The Mystery of Memory: In Search of the Past
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The Mystery of Memory: In Search of the Past

November 14, 2012 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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Music & the Mind: The Magical Power of Sound
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Music & the Mind: The Magical Power of Sound

December 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Cognitive neuroscientist and musician Jamshed Bharucha joins music therapy pioneer Concetta Tomaino and jazz pianist Vijay Iyer to discuss the ability of music to both heal and elicit specific emotions at the interface of body, mind, and memory.

Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness
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Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness

February 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha join mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn to explore the role of consciousness in mental and physical health, and what science is revealing about the transformation of consciousness through mindfulness and contemplative practice.

Perspectives on the Self: Conversations on Identity and Consciousness
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Perspectives on the Self: Conversations on Identity and Consciousness

Experts from the sciences and humanities to provide an objective overview of the evolving notion, construct, and experience of the self, without losing sight of the subjective value that makes these matters so integral to each of us.

Leadership and Personal Success Through Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence
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Leadership and Personal Success Through Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence

Increase your self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and leadership skills from the perspective of scientific fields such as cognitive behavioral science, evolutionary psychology, and positive psychology.

Disorders of Consciousness
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Disorders of Consciousness

Advances in neuroimaging and neuroscience hold significant promise for improving understanding of disorders of consciousness arising from severe brain injuries.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning: Implications for Education
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Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning: Implications for Education

Explore this eBriefing for cutting-edge developments in cognitive neuroscience that could improve current teaching methods and includes a careful review of the current obstacles to applying these methods in the classroom as well as of the related emotional, sociological, and environmental factors.

The Sweetest Sounds: What is Music to Your Ears?
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The Sweetest Sounds: What is Music to Your Ears?

Perception expert Daniel Levitin joins Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash as they explore our sense of hearing -- with a little musical accompaniment, of course.