Stephen Fleming Live!

Join me for a discussion with Steve Fleming, a cognitive neuroscientist and psychologist at the University College London, as we discuss science communication, different notions of metacognition, metacognition in animals and humans, levels of consciousness, the status of cognitive neuroscience, the use of reports in consciousness science, Steve’s model of awareness as inference in a higher-order state space, Global Workspace Theory and Predictive Coding, theories of consciousness v. implementations of those theories, reverse engineering the brain, the effect of lesions to the prefrontal cortex, and the societal importance of metacognition

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Matthias Michel Live!

Join me for a discussion with Matthias Michel, currently a postdoctoral associate at New York University, as we discuss the history of consciousness science, phenomenological overflow, optimism v. pessimism about the detection of consciousness, the relation of attention and consciousness, underdetermination of theory by evidence, the role of prefrontal cortex in consciousness, the reputation of consciousness science in science, the multiple realizability of consciousness, and animal consciousness.

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Ruth Millikan Live!

Join me for a discussion with Ruth Millikan, a self-professed retired philosopher who is still writing (in addition she has won the Schock Prize, The Jean Nicod prize, the Rescher prize, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences), as we discuss her theory of perception as interpretation of signs, Swamp Man, Machine Minds, possible world semantics and narrow content, the Kripke-Wittgenstein paradox, and the state of professional philosophy

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