City of Science — The Brain, Part 1: Consciousness and the Human Brain

OCT 18, 2017 | 6:30 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9100: Skylight Room

WHEN:

October 18, 2017: 6:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free; Reservations Required

SPONSOR:

Public Programs

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Description

How does the human brain encode vast arrays of sensory information? What proportion of this information enters our awareness for conscious perception? Graduate Center neuroscientist and Presidential Professor Tony Ro joins Jesse Prinz, distinguished professor of philosophy, and others to get to the root of the mind-body question. Is our brain telling our body what to do or is our body telling our brain what do?