Varieties of Cognition Without Awareness: From Conscious College Students to Vegetative-State Patients
Friday, May 27, 2011,
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
The scientific view of the unconscious was largely shaped by subliminal priming experiments. New approaches overcome limitations of this technique, yielding discoveries of surprising powers of the unconscious - from emotions, through arithmetic, to cognitive control. These findings are also discussed vis-a-vis clinical studies of patients in a vegetative state.