Consciousness: The WebCourse
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Consciousness: The WebCourse
January 22 to April 9, 2007
Sponsored by the
University of Arizona
Center for Consciousness Studies
To register please go to:
New scientific findings offer tantalizing glimpses into the ultimate
mystery of consciousness. Brain imaging has made it possible to observe some of
the physical brain correlates of both conscious and unconscious processes. How
does that affect our understanding of the millenial traditions of meditation
and other subjective explorations of our own experience? How does it affect the
fundamental ?I-Thou? perspective, in which one conscious being encounters
another one? How does it change scientific and philosophical debates?
In Consciousness: The Webcourse we will take a neo-Jamesian approach
to consciousness, embracing all three classical approaches:
Personal, Intersubjective, and Scientific.
In Phenomenology Labs we will explore personal experiences of dreams, perceptual
illusions, feelings of knowing, emotional highs and lows, the fleeting present
and unconscious influences. We will also look at the second person perspective,
what it means for an ?I? to encounter a ?Thou.? Finally, we will
explore recent brain studies of higher states of consciousness.
We will not settle the question ?what is consciousness?? --- but
we will see why it is so intriguing today.
Lecture materials will be provided, along with Phenomenology Lab
demonstrations, and lecture slides during oral webcasts. Guest lectures will be
given by Professors Katie McGovern and Stu Hameroff.
Bernard J. Baars, PhD is best known for Global Workspace Theory
(www.nsi.edu/users/baars). He is co-founder of a scientific journal on
consciousness, and of Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. He
is also a Board member of the Consciousness Center, University of Arizona. His
books include In the Theater of Consciousness: The Workspace of the Mind
(Oxford University Press).
Thomas Z. RamsÃ¸y is a neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist,
currently finishing his Ph.D. at the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic
Resonance in Copenhagen, Denmark. His work spans from neuroimaging of mental
processes to the consideration of ethical aspects in brain science, sometimes
called neuroethics. He is co-editor of the weblog BrainEthics
Baars and Ramsoy co-edit the web journal Science & Consciousness Review
Guest lectures will be given by Professors Katie McGovern, California
Institute of Integral Studies, and Stuart Hameroff, Director, Center for
Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona.
Oral discussions will be webcast among course members on Tuesdays.
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern, (USA) and
20:00-23:00 CEST (Europe).
Lectures, exercises, related documents and discussions will be archived and then
Register online with our secure server with VISA or Mastercard.
You can obtain an ID and password at:
Costs of Registration
Standard Registration Fee
$245 Prior to December 18
$315 After December 18
Student Registration Fee
$115 Prior to December 18
$145 After December 18
Full refunds can be made minus a $25 processing fee if notification is received
by January 20.
Please direct questions to the Center for Consciousness Studies at
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