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Foredrag av Prof. Terrence Deacon, University of California, Berkeley: "ON CONSCIUSNESS"
ÅPENT MØTE arrangert av Forum for Bevissthetsforskning og Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi
14.00 – 14.05 Opening by Professor Øivind Andersen, secretary general of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
14.05- 14.10 Introduction by Johan F. Storm, University of Oslo
14.10- 15.10 Lecture by Terrence W. Deacon
15.10- 15.20 10 minutes break
15.20- 16.00 Panel discussion and questions from the audience
Professor Deacon’s research has combined human evolutionary biology and neuro-science, with the aim of investigating the evolution of human cognition. His work extends from laboratory-based cellular-molecular neurobiology to the study of semiotic processes underlying animal and human communication, especially language. Many of these interests are explored in his 1997 book, The Symbolic Species: The Coevolution of Language and the Brain. His new book, Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter, explores the relationship between thermodynamic, self-organizing, evolutionary and semiotic processes and provides a new technical conception of information that explains both its representational and normative properties.