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