Exploring Human Consciousness: EHC
Consciousness is often described as the mind’s subjective experience. Even in the 1970s and 1980s, as cognitive science became established, consciousness remained a controversial topic among scientists, who openly questioned whether it was a valid area of scientific investigation. Early in his career, molecular biologist and Nobel laureate Francis Crick wanted to study consciousness, but instead chose to work on the more tangible mysteries of DNA.
Scientists have also started to test ways of detecting consciousness without the need to give people verbal instructions. As scientists have become more adept at detecting consciousness, they have begun to determine which brain regions and circuits are most important. But there is still much debate about what constitutes consciousness in neural terms, with particular disagreement over which brain processes and regions matter most.
Since at least the nineteenth century, scientists have known that the cerebral cortex is important for consciousness. Fresh evidence has highlighted a posterior-cortical ‘hot zone’ that is responsible for sensory experiences. It has become increasingly clear, however, that consciousness is not confined to only one region of the brain. Plenty of unknowns remain.
This weeklong exploration into one of the most interesting questions will trigger greater interest in the fields of psychology, neuroscience and Quantum Physics.
Day 1: What is consciousness ?
Day 2: Measures of consciousness
Day 3: Theories of consciousness
Day 4: The Integrated Information Theory
Day 5: Is Consciousness Quantum?
Fresh batches of this week-long program begin on the fourth Monday of every month. In order to enroll for the Programme, please send a WhatsApp message, with the following text: ‘ EHC’ to +91 98100 73724.
Please do mention your name and WhatsApp mobile number on which you would like to pursue the programme through WhatsApp
You will be included in the cohort beginning from the nearest cohort to your request date.
The Programme Fee of Rs. 2500/– (Rupees Two thousand only) may be remitted by PayTM to mobile number 9810073724 or deposited into the following Bank account:
Name: Madan Mohan Pant
HDFC Bank Account No. : 26451000000301*
*(The account number is 26451 followed by six zeroes followed by 301)
Address: HDFC Bank, Unitech Cyber Park, Sector 39, Gurgaon
Should you desire to know more, please WhatsApp, your query to :
Prof. M. M. Pant at +91 98100 73724