Western DenmarkCore Course Week Study Tour | Neuroscience Program

Required Course(s)
Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
Available
Spring semester

During the academic visits, we will personally explore ‘phenomenal consciousness’ by participating in experiential activities and experience first-hand how easily the brain can generate subjective consciousness without objective cognitive processing. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the multi-faceted aspects of consciousness through discussion, debate, and interaction within a Northern European context.

The study tour program is supplemented with visits to help you learn more about history and culture of Western Denmark, and give you a more well-rounded understanding of the multi-disciplinary environment surrounding the study of human consciousness.

Tour Objectives

  • Experience different aspects of consciousness, i.e., ‘phenomenal’ and ‘access’ consciousness, from subjective and objective perspectives
  • Appreciate the difference between consciousness and cognition, i.e., ‘feeling own perception’ and ‘perceiving own feelings’
  • Deploy current theories of consciousness in our perception and understanding of human perspectives

Possible Activities

  • Participate in a psychological workshop demonstrating the use of mental techniques to explore how this affects psychological responses
  • Walk the streets of a new city while limiting your perceptive senses to experience how cognition and awareness are altered
  • Visit a converted Danish monastery to examine ideas of collective consciousness and sense of self