Consciousness: From Neural Systems to Phenomenological Experience
The Neural Self
Friday, May 27, 2011,
3:50 PM - 4:35 PM
Damasio will outline his approach to the neural basis of consciousness, which focuses on the self. He will identify brain regions critical for constructing tiered levels of self-processing in humans (proto self, core self, autobiographical self), giving special emphasis to particular regions of the brain stem and cerebral cortex. He will discuss hypothetical mechanisms involved in the generation of different self stages at the large-scale systems level.
Antonio Damasio in the news: Physorg.com (Sept 21, 2010), El Cultural (Oct 26, 2010), LNE (Nov 4, 2010), and The New York Times (Jan 6, 2011).