Consciousness: from philosophy to neuroscience
or
The neurobiology of consciousness
Seminar organized by Alex Gamma and Daniel Kiper

   Fall semester 2013

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 Consciousness.

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.

Requirements:

Most topics will be covered in articles and notes available on this web site, or that will be distributed 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
to pass. In addition, you have to make at least 3 significant contributions to our consciousness forum.
We will explain in class which contributions are judged to be "significant" and how to use the forum.
Credits

Successful completion of the course yields three credits.

Forum:

Instructions for how to join the discussion forum
1. Go to https://ilias-app2.let.ethz.ch/goto.php?target=grp_11633&client_id=ilias_lda
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 along)

First Meeting : Thursday 19.9, 17.15!

The first 6 lectures are led by Alex Gamma.

Here are Alex's slides (from 26.9.2013)
Here is a new, updated version of the slides on qualia

And here are the slides on the hard problem of consciousness
And a new, updated version of the slides.

7-14.11.2013: Visual Experiments, here are the slides

And here are the other slides :

Free will

Electrical stimulation

Patients

Global workspace
 
Neural global workspace