Consciousness Online: Colin Clifford on the Neural Signature of Consciousness
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.
olin Clifford, a psychologist at the University of Sydney, is involved in the so-called mind reading movement in neuroscience.
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.
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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.
About Founder, Richard Brown, PhD
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 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
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 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