Consciousness: from philosophy to neuroscience
Seminar organized by Alex Gamma and Daniel Kiper

   Fall semester 2016

Location: Irchel room Y16-G-05
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.


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 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.

We 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.


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