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Online February 15, 2021
Lecture series: «What is consciousness and how can we study it empirically? Progress and challenges»

While philosophers have investigated the topic of consciousness for hundreds of years, empirical research has only been a focus for the last decades. But in this time, what have we really learned about our internal experience of the world?

Online February 16, 2021
Panel discussion: Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness

Many researchers believe it’s only a matter of time before we make an artificial intelligence that is smarter than humans in all areas. Most famous of these is Ray Kurzweil who predicts this will happen before the year 2050. But will this intelligence be conscious? What are the implications if it is or not?

Location Not Set December 8, 2020
Congratulations to Roger Penrose for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020!

We are happy to congratulate Sir Roger Penrose, University of Oxford, for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/2020/press-release/ The diploma and medal are presented to Roger Penrose today, 8…

Domus Juridica (Sentrum), Auditorium 1 February 13, 2020
Breakfast Meeting: What is consciousness and how do we experience the world?

What is consciousness? What do we mean when we say that someone or something is conscious? And what does this mean for neuroscience? There is nothing more familiar to us…

(NB! 2020). Auditorium 1, University Library, University of Oslo June 2, 2020
CANCELED. Daniel DENNETT: Autonomy, Consciousness, and Responsibility

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY CANCELED DUE TO CORONA. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE THE EVENT IN THE AUTUMN SEMESTER IF CONDITIONS ALLOW. The deep relation between human consciousness and moral…

Lille Auditorium, Domus Medica January 9, 2020
Open symposium on scientific theories of consciousness

Integrated Information Theory: What is it, how did it emerge, and how can we use it? After decades of progress in cognitive neuroscience consciousness is still eluding understanding. Are scientific…

Drammensveien 78 December 16, 2019
ITZHAK FRIED, public lecture: Single neuron studies of memories and volitions in the human brain

Public lecture: «Single neuron studies of memories and volitions in the human brain» – by Professor Itzhak Fried. *** Forum for Consciousness Research and The Norwegian Science Academy invites to…

Forsamlingsalen, Harald Scheldrups Hus, Psykologisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo September 17, 2019
Robert T. KNIGHT: Physiology of Human Cognition. Insights from Intracranial recording

Abstract The last decade has witnessed an explosion of research employing recording of electrical activity directly from the human brain. Intracranial recording provides a powerful window into the neural basis…

Niels Treschows hus, 12th floor conference room, University of Oslo Campus September 6, 2019
Workshop on Consciousness, Meditation, and the Resting Brain

The resting brain, including the mind wandering that it produces, has been argued to play an important role in creating conscious experience. Its role in meditation varies: Concentrative meditation seeks…

Runde aditorium, DOMUS MEDICA, UiO (near the Rikshospitalet stop at tram lines 17 and 18) Sognsvannsveien 9, 0317 Oslo April 26, 2019
THE DREAMING BRAIN: On Sleep, Dreaming and Consciousness

Forum for Consciousness Research and The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters invite you to an open meeting on the science and philosophy of sleep, dreaming and consciousness. Schedule: 11.00…