Complexity & Computation Lecture Series

Consciousness Irreducible

Date
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time
7 p.m.
Location
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
Description
Giulio Tononi, UW-Madison Department of Psychiatry. Every night, when we fall into dreamless sleep, consciousness fades. With it fades everyone’s private universe - people and objects, colors and sounds, pleasures and pains, thoughts and feelings, even our own selves dissolve - until we awake, or until we dream. What is consciousness, and what does it mean? How is it related to the world around us? What it is made of, and how is it generated inside the brain? Can a conscious machine be built?
Cost
Free and open to the public
Contact
316-4676, events@discovery.wisc.edu