HBPs first large international conference Understanding of consciousness
The Human Brain Project is pleased to invite scientists, physicians and students to join HBP's first large interntional conference devoted to the understanding of consciousness in Barcelona.
How does our subjective experience emerge from the brain? How does consciousness relate to the physical world? These age-old, deep questions are now at last being addressed directly and broadly by neuroscience and will become crucial in the decades to come.
The spectrum of consciousness-related conundrums is rapidly expanding: we are saving islands of human brain from devastating injuries, growing cerebral organoids in a vat, and building intelligent machines that perform faster and better than any healthy subject, just to mention a few.
Where does consciousness arise? Where is the boundary between insentient matter and a spark of subjectivity? Society needs to be scientifically and culturally prepared to face these emerging questions.
To do so, an approach with the broadest scope is needed: diverse theoretical frameworks, brain anatomy, physiology, and chemistry across scales and species, detailed and large-scale computer simulations, deep learning, neuromorphic computing, robotics, clinical neurology, anaesthesiology, psychology, behavioural, computational, and philosophical analysis must interact and blend on a single infrastructure.
These ingredients are naturally present in the Human Brain Project, and this workshop, stirred by world-leading scholars in the field, is where they come together for the first time in this multidisciplinary setting.
Regular Registration: EUR 300.0
Student / Trainee Registration: EUR 230.0
Speakers: Larissa Albantakis, Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Wolf Singer, Pieter R. Roelfsema, Karl Friston, Olaf Blanke, Fabrice Wendling, Ned Block, Naotsugu Tsuchiya, Sean Hill, Melanie Wilke, Rodolfo R. Llinás, Nicholas Schiff