The 2015 international conference will raise questions, reflect upon the most exciting possibilities, and debate on the fundamental aspects of consciousness which lie in the cusp of philosophy, neurosciences, artificial intelligence, physics and medical humanities. . . .
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This fascinating international conference will bring to you the best minds in the world working on mind, cognition and consciousness, and with interdisciplinary approaches. To know more about the Speakers, click here.
We believe that it is equally important to nourish and support the future leadership in this area of academic research, just as it is important to emphasize interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to understanding human mind. With this goal, we have made great efforts to extend the conference, with financial support, for select young students, young scholars and young faculty members. This conference will be attended by about 100 doctoral students and young scholars from academic institutions across the country, and some from other parts of the world as well. Few of them will also be presenting posters in the conference. We initiated a national level call for applications, received unprecedented number of applications, and through a review process we selected about 100 brilliant young people with a spark for original thinking and who are passionate to work on interface areas of consciousness, cognition and culture.
We are also happy that Nature India of the Nature Publishing Group is our Media partner, and a Conference booklet with background readings and information about speakers, lecture abstracts, poster presenters and invited young scholars will be published by Nature India. This booklet will be available for all conference participants.
We are thankful to the Conference supporters and sponsors: Tata Education Trust, Cognitive Science Research Initiative (DST, Govt of India), Science & Engineering Research Board (DST, Govt of India), Tata Steel, and Tata Consultancy Services.
About NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme
The NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme is an interdisciplinary programme of the National Institute of Advanced Studies situated in the campus of Indian Institute of Science, in Bangalore, India. The Programme brings in philosophy, cognitive sciences, animal studies, psychology, creativity studies, physics and the neurosciences in its research mandate. The NIAS Programme on Consciousness Studies began in NIAS in 1992.
Our Focus ...
There is a need to look at human experiences and consciousness as a whole, and in the interdisciplinary context of the humanities, biological, cognitive and the physical sciences. The Consciousness Studies Programme at NIAS, while adopting a larger framework, is disciplinarily grounded in humanities, neurophysics, behavioural and cognitive sciences, neurosciences and neuropsychiatry.