Cognitive Neuroscience of ConsciousnessSemester Course

Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Corequisite Course(s)
Major Discipline(s)
Neuroscience, Psychology
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

Despite decades of scientific research and centuries of philosophical analysis, consciousness remains one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in all our thoughts and perceptions? How can we transform the subjectivity of human experience to an objective topic of research? Through the lenses of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, we explore both conceptual and methodological perspectives of relevance to the study of human consciousness. We critically analyze the obstacles and challenges inherent to the study of consciousness.

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Maria Özden

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.psych.aut., Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 2018. Neuropsychologist, Center for Communication in Hillerød, 2018-2020. National hospital of Denmark, The Neuroscience Centre, Department of Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, 2020-present. With DIS since 2022.

Elvira Fischer

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD. (Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute & University of Tubingen, 2011). Senior Manager R&D, Data, Audiology, and Sensors, 2020-present. Director Product Specialists and Support, iMotions, 2016-2020. Post-Doc, DRCMR, Hvidovre Hospital , 2014-2016. Post-Doc, Institute for Biological Psychiatry Skt. Hans, Roskilde, 2013-2014. With DIS since 2024.