Satellite Symposium - Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
7 July, 2012 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Chowen Lecture Theatre, BSMS - University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9PX
Neuropsychiatry and Consciousness: Bringing Consciousness Science to the Clinic
A Satellite symposium on 7 July 2012 in the Michael Chowen Lecture Theatre of BSMS at the University of Sussex.
Organisers: Dr Nick Medford, Ms Hazelle Woodhurst
Psychiatric disorders entail disturbances of first-person experience, such as altered mood or anomalous perceptions. To what extent can they be considered consciousness disorders? And what can theoretical approaches to consciousness gain from considering the mental and biological disturbances that are seen in clinical neurology? The disturbances that arise in neuropsychiatric disorders can provide clues to the underlying structure of conscious awareness itself. In this satellite symposium, a range of medical neuroscientists will address these issues, covering such topics as disturbances of volition, anomalies of self-representation, and the interaction of body and brain. Recommended for clinicians and psychologists interested in consciousness science, and for consciousness theorists and experimental scientists wishing to learn more about the functions and dysfunctions of consciousness.
This is a satellite event to be held immediately after the 16th annual meeting of the association for the scientific study of consciousness.