Location: Irchel room Y35 F 32
Schedule: Thursday, 5.15-7.00pm
This course is intended for all
students interested in the topic of consciousness and the NCC, i.e. the
Neural Correlate of
Each session will include a presentation by one of the organizers, and will be followed by a general discussion.
The course's main language is english, but discussions and questions in german are also possible.
will be covered in
articles and notes available on this web site, or that will be
during the course.
There will be three unannounced quizzes (multiple choice format) that will determine the final grade. You need at least two completed quizzes
you have to make at least 4 significant
contributions to our consciousness forum:
3 general ones and 1 about the Ravenscroft Book "Philosophy of mind", whose relevant chapters
you can find here and here in german.
explain in class which contributions
are judged to be "significant" and how to use the forum.
The forum will close at midnight of New Year's eve. No postings made after that will be considered!
Successful completion of the course yields three credits.
Instructions for how to join the discussion forum
1. Go to
2. Log in with your ETH / UZH username and password (first select your university, then enter username/pwd)
3. Enter the forum password: nevermind
4. Click on the group "Consciousness: from Philosophy to Neuroscience"
5. Bookmark forum page for easier future access
Schedule (will be updated as we go
Thursday 18.9, 17.15!
Here are the slides for Alex's lecture(s)
ATTENTION: NO CLASS ON THURSDAY 9. OCTOBER
Here is the Chalmers paper on the unitiy of
consciousness promised by Aelx during the
Oct. 16 lecture.
Here is a new, updated version of Alex's slides.
Here is the Chalmers paper on Emergence
Alex's slides on