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18:00 - 19:00 27 February 2018

UCL Science Society meeting


Galton LT | 1-19 Torrington Place (link Map)
London | WC1E 7HB | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Refreshments at 17.30. Lecture followed by dinner for members and guests at 7pm.

Prof Geraint Rees. Dean of the UCL Faculty of Life Sciences, will speak on:

The conscious phenotype: Consciousness is central to the human condition, furnishing us with phenomenal awareness of the external world and the ability to reflect upon our own thoughts and experiences. Almost half our communication concerns the contents of our thoughts and experiences. The shared language we use to do this obscures the recent realization that there is substantial variability in how different people experience the same physical environment. Moreover, key aspects of this variability in conscious experience are heritable, suggesting a conscious phenotype with adaptive significance. In this talk I will explore the nature of individual differences in conscious perception and their neural basis, focusing on both structure and function of the human brain.


Margaret Mayston
+44 (0)207 679 6076 | m.mayston@ucl.ac.uk


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