Extended Advanced Course on Consciousness

This Extended Advanced Course will emphasize how neurological and neurophysiological investigations can shed light on the nature of consciousness and its disorders. The goal is to foster an open atmosphere of in person exchanges extending for nine days. We have not listed abstracts on purpose, as we will eschew the standard lecture format and promote in depth dialogue and interactions. Faculty will give an overview of their understanding of consciousness, their contribution to consciousness science, their assessment of unsolved problems, and their suggestions for future research. They will share both successes and failures in their lifetime efforts to make progress in this area. They will also be encouraged to share their background beliefs on consciousness and its scientific study whether or not they are fit to print or share online. To gain a better sense of each lecture’s content, interested attendees are encouraged to view the Faculty’s publications and websites.


Ralph Adolphs, California Institute of Technology, USA

Larissa Albantakis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Melanie Boly, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Maurizio Corbetta, University of Padova, Italy

Brian Edlow, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Itzhak Fried, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Biyu He, New York University Langone Health, USA

Christof Koch, Allen Institute for Brain Sciences, Seattle, USA

Gabriel Kreiman, Harvard University, USA

Rafi Malach, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Marcello Massimini, University of Milan, Italy

Lucia Melloni, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Germany

Josef Parvizi, Stanford University and Medical Center, USA

Giulio Tononi, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Doris Tsao, University of California, Berkeley, USA


Deadline for Application is March 10, 2022; see here for details.