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.
October 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
November 14, 2012 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advances in neuroimaging and neuroscience hold significant promise for improving understanding of disorders of consciousness arising from severe brain injuries.
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.
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.