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

The Neural Self

Friday, May 27, 2011, 3:50 PM - 4:35 PM
International Ballroom West

Antonio Damasio

Antonio Damasio
University of Southern California

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.

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

Antonio Damasio in the news: (Sept 21, 2010), El Cultural (Oct 26, 2010), LNE (Nov 4, 2010), and The New York Times (Jan 6, 2011).

Subject Area: Consciousness: From Neural Systems to Phenomenological Experience

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