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Consciousness: From Theory to Practice - Sept 17-24, 2016

Advanced Courses in the heart of Tuscany

From Theory to Practice

September 17-24, 2016

Abbazia di Novacella, Südtirol, Italian Alps


Giulio Tononi, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA


Christof Koch, Allen Institute, Seattle, USA

Niko Schiff, Cornell University, USA

Hal Blumenfeld, Yale School of Medicine, USA

Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institut fur Hirnforschung, Germany

Antti Revonsuo, University of Skövde, Sweden

Patrik Vuilleumier, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Marcello Massimini, Università di Milano, Italy

Melanie Boly, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Larissa Albantakis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA

The Advanced Course will cut across multiple fields of consciousness studies and will feature dedicated sessions addressing important emerging areas. Emphasis will be placed on cutting-edge methods and theories for understanding consciousness, and on how neurological/neurophysiological investigations can shed light on the nature of consciousness and its disorders.

Some of the specific topics that will be covered during the Course include:
- new approaches for studying the neural correlates of consciousness (NCC)
- an introduction to the Integrated Information Theory of consciousness
- the implications of neurological lesion studies for generating causal and predictive models of consciousness disorders
- how neuropsychological disorders can contribute to our understanding of awareness and consciousness
- key conceptual distinctions in the study of consciousness and their empirical investigation
- methods for studying the neural correlates of subjectivity
- how investigation of processes preceding or following the NCC can contribute to our understanding of the NCC
- how TMS-induced cortical perturbations can be used both to investigate the physical mechanisms of consciousness and to develop useful measures of individuals' levels of consciousness

In an open atmosphere, the week will develop into an interactive and truly multidisciplinary forum. Participants will discard outdated notions, gain an appreciation for the latest thinking, and develop insights that will help navigate the complexity of consciousness research.

Find out much more about this Advanced Course

Other Advanced Courses:

Non-Coding RNA in Brain Plasticity and Disease. August 20-27, 2016

Emotional Memory. August 27 - September 3, 2016

Microbiota and the Brain. September 3-10, 2016

The Future of Deep Brain Stimulation. September 10-17, 2016

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