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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 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.