Consciousness: The WebCourse

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January 22 to April 9, 2007
Sponsored by the
University of Arizona
Center for Consciousness Studies
Tucson, Arizona

To register please go to this site

Course Description
New scientific findings offer tantalizing glimpses into the ultimate mystery of consciousness. Brain imaging has made it possible to observe some of the physical brain correlates of both conscious and unconscious processes. How does that affect our understanding of the millenial traditions of meditation and other subjective explorations of our own experience? How does it affect the fundamental “I-Thou” perspective, in which one conscious being encounters another one? How does it change scientific and philosophical debates?

In Consciousness: The Webcourse we will take a neo-Jamesian approach to consciousness, embracing all three classical approaches:

Personal, Intersubjective, and Scientific.

In Phenomenology Labs we will explore personal experiences of dreams, perceptual illusions, feelings of knowing, emotional highs and lows, the fleeting present and unconscious influences. We will also look at the second person perspective, what it means for an “I” to encounter a “Thou.” Finally, we will explore recent brain studies of higher states of consciousness.

We will not settle the question “what is consciousness”? — but we will see why it is so intriguing today.

Lecture materials will be provided, along with Phenomenology Lab demonstrations, and lecture slides during oral webcasts. Guest lectures will be given by Professors Katie McGovern and Stu Hameroff.

Bernard J. Baars, PhD is best known for Global Workspace Theory. He is co-founder of a scientific journal onconsciousness, and of Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. He is also a Board member of the Consciousness Center, University of Arizona. His books include In the Theater of Consciousness: The Workspace of the Mind (Oxford University Press).

Thomas Z. Ramsøy is a neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist, currently finishing his Ph.D. at the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance in Copenhagen, Denmark. His work spans from neuroimaging of mental processes to the consideration of ethical aspects in brain science, sometimes called neuroethics. He is co-editor of the weblog BrainEthics.

Baars and Ramsoy co-edit the web journal Science & Consciousness Review.

Guest lectures will be given by Professors Katie McGovern, California Institute of Integral Studies, and Stuart Hameroff, Director, Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona.

Course Materials
Oral discussions will be webcast among course members on Tuesdays.
Webcast times: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern, (USA) and 20:00-23:00 CEST (Europe).
Lectures, exercises, related documents and discussions will be archived and then continuously available.

Register online with our secure server with VISA or Mastercard.

You can obtain an ID and password at:

Costs of Registration
Standard Registration Fee
$245 Prior to December 18
$315 After December 18

Student Registration Fee
$115 Prior to December 18
$145 After December 18

Full refunds can be made minus a $25 processing fee if notification is received by January 20.

Please direct questions to the Center for Consciousness Studies at this email.

1 Comment »

  1. I registered for your WebCourse: The Consciousness
    Web Course about 4:AM Monday, The 29th of January? But nothing?
    Not even an E-Mail? I need a WebCourse ID# or something to log on?
    I am Brand new to the Web Course scenario-could use some direction
    Please Advise, Perhaps I’m too late? A contact Phone # might Help.


    Comment by Newel Alcorn — January 30, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

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