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AIAS Seminar: Morten Overgaard


2020.12.14 | Kamilla Rosenberg

Date Mon 26 Apr
Time 14:15 15:30
Location The AIAS Auditorium, if possible. Virtually, if not.

Speaker: Morten Overgaard, AIAS Fellow and Professor



Short bio

From the beginning of my career in science my work has been focussed on questions and unbound by disciplinarity, tradition and methods. Today, this approach has led to different recognized contributions to the understanding of human consciousness. I have developed methods to study subjective conscious experience more precisely than the mere ’absence or presence’ of consciousness. My research has cast doubts on the existence, or at least the amount, of unconscious perception and cognition. From a theoretical perspective, I have been part of developing models that attempt to relate mental states to neural states without assuming reductionism or function-substrate identity. The same models show how mental states can be said to be ’localizable’ in the brain at one level of analysis and non-localizable at others. From a clinical perspective, I have been part of discovering conscious experience in vegetative patients, which may lead to new diagnosis systems in coma research. 

See Morten Overgaard's project at AIAS

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English.