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Consciousness Online: Colin Clifford on the Neural Signature of Consciousness

 

 
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Colin Clifford, a psychologist at the University of Sydney, is involved in the so-called mind reading movement in neuroscience. In this video presentation, Clifford offers an accessible and rigorous introduction to this new and exciting field as well as a brief overview of the major findings.

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Posted August 16, 2012 by Natalie Geld

 
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olin Clifford, a psychologist at the University of Sydney, is involved in the so-called mind reading movement in neuroscience.

The big new change is in the advent of multivariate pattern analysis, which allows for surprising predictive power.

We see headlines in the news now and again about scientist reading the minds of people with fMRI. Is this really what is going on? Are we one step away from a version of Minority Report?

As Clifford explains, this is a bit of a misnomer. Clifford offers an accessible and rigorous introduction to this new and exciting field as well as a brief overview of the major findings.

 

CHECK OUT THIS PRESENTATION + PROFESSOR RICHARD BROWN’S INCREDIBLE CONFERENCE ARCHIVES @CONSCIOUSNESS ONLINE

What Can Brain Decoding Tell Us About Consciousness?

http://consciousnessonline.com/2010/02/19/what-can-brain-decoding-tell-us-about-consciousness/

 

 

ABOUT Consciousness Online

The Online Consciousness Conference was founded and is organized by Richard Brown and is dedicated to the rigorous study of consciousness and mind. I construe consciousness studies very broadly so as to include philosophy of mind, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics, neurophilosophy, and even some philosophy of language! Basically, if it relates to the mind then it relates to consciousness.

The goal is to bring philosophers, scientists, and interested lay persons together in an online venue to promote high-level discussion and exchanging of views, ideas and data related to the scientific and philosophical study of consciousness and mind. A subsidiary goal is to promote and facilitate interaction between online venues and traditional print venues.

The format of the conference is inspired by and adapted from the first and second Online Philosophy Conference.

About Founder, Richard Brown, PhD

…of all the Richard Browns in the world, I am the Onemorebrowniest.

I am a philosopher at the City University of New York. In particular I am an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Program at LaGuardia Community College. I earned my PhD in Philosophy with a"Richard Brown mbSci Executive Editorial Team Consciousness Online Bio" concentration in Cognitive Science from the Graduate Center in 2008. My work is focused on the philosophy of mind, consciousness studies, and the foundations of cognitive science but I also have interests and projects in the philosophy of language, metaethics, logic and the philosophy of logic, as well as the history of philosophy.

You can find a full list of my publications at my PhilPapers profile or see some video presentations at my Youtube channel (as well some video of me jamming with my fellow philosophers and cognitive scientists :)

 

Selected Papers

The Emperor’s New Phenomenology? The Empirical Case for Conscious Experience without First-Order Representations Co-written with Hakwan Lau (forthcoming)  in a Festschrift for Ned Block edited by Adam Pautz and Daniel Stoljar. MIT Press. Will include a reply from Block

The Brain and its States (2012) in Being in Time: Dynamical Models of Phenomenal Experience

Zombies and Simulation (2012) in a special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies on David Chalmers’ article The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis, with a reply from Chalmers

The Myth of Phenomenological Overflow (2012) Consciousness and Cognition

Deprioritizing the A Priori Arguments Against Physicalism (2010) Journal of Consciousness Studies

What is a Brain State? (2006) Philosophical Psychology


Natalie Geld

 
Co-founder + Creative Director of mbSci, Natalie Geld is a writer, communications specialist, producer, and educator, and has spent much of her life fostering educational opportunities for activating vivid human potential. She researches the integral nature of energy and the relationship of science, consciousness, and our health.


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