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…

Location Not Set January 28, 2020
Cancelled: Public lecture by Daniel Dennett

20181203_Poster Dan DENNETT_FBF-DNVA-UiO 28.Jan_JFS8   CANCELLED This lecture has sadly been cancelled due to a minor illness preventing Professor Daniel Dennett to travel to Europe at this time. Hopefully a…

Physiology Lunch Room/Library, Domus Medica, UiO (next to Rikshopitalet and Gaustad Hotel) October 24, 2018
Technical Workshop with Dr. Oliver Rhodes on SpiNNaker, a neuromorphic computing platform

Simulating the brain is a challenge, even for modern supercomputers. As simulations grow in
size, traditional memory and communications mechanisms do not scale, and energy consumption can
become prohibitive. A solution to this problem is to develop bespoke hardware tailored to brain
simulation, also known as neuromorphic hardware. This seminar will introduce SpiNNaker (Spiking
Neural Network Architecture), a neuromorphic platform developed at the University of Manchester.
This massively parallel machine, comprised of over 1 million programmable ARM cores with a unique
routing framework, enables real-time power-efficient simulation of large-scale spiking neural
networks. As well as introducing the machine architecture and software, a range of simulations will
be presented, including a discussion of how simulating the brain can also inform the field of computer
science in order to help us develop more efficient, fault-tolerant computing machines.

Auditorium 1, G. Sverdrups Hus/ Universitetsbiblioteket, Blindern, Moltke Moes vei 39 ved/ Blindernveien February 22, 2018
Open meeting: Prof. Dr. Cyriel M.A. PENNARTZ «Consciousness and the integration of modalities: theory and experiment»

Lecture by:  Prof. Dr. Cyriel M.A. PENNARTZ,  Head of Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience group, University of Amsterdam   Consciousness and the integration of modalities: theory and experiment   Thursday, 22…

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters/ Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi, January 22, 2018
A conversation with Björn MERKER about consciousness and the brain

Open meeting in Forum for Consciousness Research and  The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Monday, 22 January, 2018, 18:00:  A conversation with Björn Merker about consciousness and the brain  Place:…

Auditorium 2, Sverdrups Hus (Universitetsbiblioteket), Blindern May 5, 2017
Technical workshop: Prof. Jaakko NIEMINEN

Technical workshop: Uncovering dreams within sleep with magnetic brain stimulation and EEG   10.30–11.15   Dr. Jaakko NIEMINEN: Uncovering dreams within sleep with magnetic brain stimulation and EEG 11.15 – 11.30 …

Runde Auditorium, Domus Medica, University of Oslo April 20, 2017
Open Lecture w/Professor Bill PHILLIPS

Evolutionary and developmental transformations of apical function in neocortical pyramidal cells Prof. Bill PHILLIPS, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK An OPEN MEETING the 20th of April, 2016, 14.00-16.00: Runde Auditorium,…

Auditorium 13, in Domus Medica, Gaustad October 10, 2016
Open Meeting in the Forum for Consciousness Research: Rodolfo LLINAS

This Monday (October 10, 2016) there will be an OPEN MEETING in  the Forum for Consciousness Research. The meeting will be held in Auditorium 13, in Domus Medica,  Gaustad  (next to…

University of Oslo August 26, 2016
Symposium on Consciousness in Oslo, August 26, 2016

Symposium on Consciousness in Oslo,  August 26, 2016 At the Scandinavian Physiological Society Annual Meeting, which will take place in Oslo, August 26th – 28th, 2016. Venue:   The University of Oslo, Blindern…