Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Consciousness: From Neural Systems to Phenomenological Experience

Limits of Subliminal Processing and Signatures of Conscious Access

Friday, May 27, 2011, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
International Ballroom West

Stanislas Dehaene

Stanislas Dehaene
Coll├Ęge de France INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, France

New psychological and brain-imaging experiments are pushing the limits of subliminal processing, showing for instance that naming, addition, or even executive-inhibition processes can partially operate nonconsciously. Dehaene will show that the subjective experience of conscious access to information nevertheless corresponds to a precise cognitive stage that is associated with well-defined cerebral signatures, and it supports a global neuronal workspace architecture for conscious processing.

This is part of the Consciousness: From Neural Systems to Phenomenological Experience Theme Program. Additional Speakers

Stanislas Dehaene in the news: Wired (Sept 8, 2010), The Akron Beacon Journal (Sept 21, 2010), and The Record (Nov 4, 2010).

Subject Area: Consciousness: From Neural Systems to Phenomenological Experience

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