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Representative Media Coverage of Research

Media coverage of Passive Frame Theory:
TIME Magazine, Science Daily, Medical Interview, and SFSU Press Release,

Podcast about Passive Frame Theory Link

Media coverage of the Reflexive Imagery Task:
Science Daily 1, Science Daily 2, Interview

Click here for book based on the think tank "Where's the Action? The Pragmatic Turn in Cognitive Science" (Chairpersons: Andreas K. Engel, Karl Friston, and Danica Kragic), Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany, 10/26-31/2014.
Photo below taken from book.


Lab's research receives recognition from Virtual Nobel Prize in Psychology/Neuroscience (2010) committee. Link

Various media outlets:
Consciousness is the brain's Wi-Fi, resolving competing requests Part 2
Part 3
Italian coverage (La Stampa)
October 2, 2010

MSNBC:
Identity crisis: You barely know yourself:
Unconscious actions largely determine who we are

(Spanish version) August 7, 2007

SFSU Magazine:
Mind over Matter

Nature Magazine:
Nature magazine's 'Nature Network' mentions launching of Action and Consciousness Lab August 24, 2007

 

Selected Recent and Upcoming Colloquia

The Interaction between Conscious and Unconscious Processes in the Nervous System. Neuroscience Speaker Series, University of San Francisco, 10/12/2017.

The Function of Consciousness in the Nervous System: Passive Frame Theory. Center for the Explanation of Consciousness, Stanford University, 4/14/2016. Link

Passive Frame Theory: A New Synthesis. Northern California Consciousness Conference. University of California, Davis, 3/4/2016. Link

Ernst Strüngmann Forum: "Where's the Action? The Pragmatic Turn in Cognitive Science" (Chairpersons: Andreas K. Engel, Karl Friston, and Danica Kragic), Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany, 10/26-31/2014.

Conscious and Unconscious Processes in Nervous Function: An Action-Based Synthesis. Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 4/16/14.

Departmental Colloquium and Distinguished Speakers in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Department of Psychology, Cornell University, 10/31/2013. Link

Action, Consciousness, and the Brain: A New Synthesis and Robust Experimental Paradigms, Grand Rounds of the Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, 10/11/2013.

Homing in on Consciousness in the Nervous System, Northern California Consciousness Meeting, Center for Mind and Brain, University of California, Davis, 6/24/2013. Link

Conscious versus Unconscious Processes in the Brain, Northern California Neuropsychology Forum, Laguna Honda Medical Center, 4/25/2013.

Keynote Lecture: Homing in on the Neural Correlates and Basic Cognitive Mechanisms Associated with Conscious States: Implications for Self-Regulation, Personality and Control, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, 8/13/12. Link Link2

The Primary Function of Consciousness in the Brain, presented at the conference, Evolution and Function of Consciousness, Institute of Cognitive Sciences at Université du Québec à Montréal, 6/30/12. Link Click here for conference website.

The Circumscribed Role of Consciousness in the Prospective Brain, Institute for Prospective Cognition, Illinois State University, 6/26/11.

The Circumscribed Integrative Role of Conscious States in the Brain, Departmental Colloquium, Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 5/18/11.

Consciousness: Facts, Fictions, Functions, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, 1/27/11. Link

Conscious States are a Crosstalk Mechanism for only a Subset of Brain Processes, Institute of Cognitive Neurology, Buenos Aires, 1/11/11. Link

Nisbett and Wilson (1977) Revisited: The Little That We Can Know And Tell: The Circumscribed Role of Consciousness in the Brain, Symposium delivered by co-author Christopher C. Berger at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for Social Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, 7/16/11.

Consciousness and the Three Forms of Binding in the Brain, Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Program at Berkeley, 2/3/11.

Conscious and Unconscious Action, Michigan State University and University of Michigan, February 23 and 25th, 2011.

Conscious and Unconscious Action: Social, Cognitive, and Neural Aspects, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, 11/9/09.

The Three Pillars of Volition: Phenomenal States, Ideomotor Processing, and the Skeletal Muscle System, Conference on Joint Attention and Agency, Columbia University, 6/12-13/09. Link

Action, Consciousness, and the Prospective Brain: A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach, The Grand Rounds of the Memory and Aging Center, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Neurology, 2/13/09.

The Primary Function of Consciousness: Why Skeletal Muscles are 'Voluntary' Muscles, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany,
6/26/2008. Link1 Link2

Consciousness, Agency, and the Will: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 6/28-29/08. Link

Neural Correlates of the Subjective Aspects of Cognitive Conflict, Yonsei University, Department of Psychology, South Korea, 7/25/08. Link

Action, Consciousness, and the Prospective Brain, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Psychology, 12/3/08. Link

The Primary Function of Consciousness in the Nervous System, Neurocena Colloquium, University of Buenos Aires, 8/8/08. Link

The Primary Function of Consciousness, Harvard University, Department of Psychology, 10/26/06.