Recent QRI highlights – October 2018

Some news and accomplishments from the last month: Invited talk: I (Mike) gave a talk on “The Future of Neuroscience” in Moscow, Russia; the basic theme was a light introduction for non-specialists to some of the most interesting current threads in neuroscience. Slides (English) and video (English+Russian). Podcast: The Waking…

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Videos from TSC2018

The following are the presentations QRI gave at The Science of Consciousness in Tucson last week:   Michael Edward Johnson introducing some of the philosophical methods QRI uses to study qualia: Part I talks about what it means to ‘solve’ consciousness; Part II talks about how to go about interpreting the…

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QRI at The Science of Consciousness 2018

My colleague Andrés Gómez Emilsson and I will be at TSC2018 in Tucson next week– please feel welcome to say hello! I’ll be speaking on the foundational underpinnings of qualia– what it means to ‘solve’ consciousness, some heuristics for interpreting the output of theories like IIT, and introducing the Symmetry…

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Universal Base

Here’s Daniel Dennett (in Darwin’s Dangerous Idea) explaining how deeply transformative the idea of evolution was at the time: Did you ever hear of universal acid? This fantasy used to amuse me and some of my schoolboy friends—I have no idea whether we invented or inherited it, along with Spanish…

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