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What's the use of consciousness?

Event date Event time Event location
28/11/2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London

Join leading neuroscientists and philosophers in an AHRC Funded Panel Debate (open to the public), to discuss what consciousness has to offer and learn how it feels to be part of such an experiment. Part of the Science in Culture Theme, such projects aim to encourage mutual excahnge between researchers working across the Sciences and the Arts and Humanities.

  • Key speakers are Cecila Heyes, Senior Research Fellow in Theoretical Life Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Oxford University. She is particularly interested in the evolution of consciousness.

  • Nicholas Shea, AHRC Fellowship Holder and Professor of Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, University of London. He specialises in the philosophy of the mind and the nature of mental representation.
  • Chris Frith is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy at UCL and has published widely on social cognition, schizophrenia and other neuroscience topics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the British Academy, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • David Papineau is professor of Philosophy at King's College London and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is interested in the philosophies of mathematics, science and the mind.

Further information and details regarding ticketing may be found on the website or by telephoning 020 7409 2992. Information regarding building access can be obtained by calling 020 7491 6539.

Queries regarding the programme for the event may be directed to Professor Nicholas Shea nicholas.shea@kcl.ac.uk or telephone 020 7637 2388.

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