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.
topics will be covered in articles and notes available on
this web site, or that will be distributed during the
There will be three unannounced quizzes (multiple choice format) that will determine the final grade. You need at least two completed quizzes
addition, 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.
will 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.
1. Go to: https://lms.uzh.ch/url/BusinessGroup/16129786455
2. Select your university and log in with your university email account credentials
3. Enter a username of your choice (only lowercase letters and number 0-9)
4. On the next page, you will be asked for the access code
5. The access code is: nevermind2016
6. Enter it and click "Order"
7. On the next page, click on "Forum" in the menu on the left side
8. Once in the forum, you can reply to existing posts or open a new thread by clicking on "Open new topic".
9. Enjoy yourself and get inspired!
10. (There's also a chat function!)