Are We More Than Our Brain?

July 9, 2021 11:00 am - 12:15 pm (PDT)

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Join us for a live discussion where IONS scientist Dr. Arnaud Delorme will interview Professor Jonathan Schooler of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Schooler is particularly interested in exploring phenomena that intersect between the empirical and the philosophical such as the nature of human consciousness.

Are We More Than Our Brain?
Friday, July 9 2021
11:00am – 12:15pm Pacific



Arnaud Delorme, PhDArnaud Delorme, PhD, is a CNRS principal investigator in Toulouse, France, a member faculty at the University of California, San Diego, and a Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. In 2000, Dr. Delorme completed his PhD thesis on visual categorization in humans, monkeys, and machines. Dr. Delorme then moved to the Salk Institute for a postdoc in Terry Sejnowski and Francis Crick’s laboratory where he focused on statistical analysis of electroencephalographic (EEG) signals recorded during various cognitive tasks. He developed the free EEGLAB software for advanced analysis of EEG signals in collaboration with Scott Makeig, software which is now amongst the most used in EEG research worldwide. He was awarded a Brettencourt-Schueller young investigator award and a 10-year anniversary ANT young investigator award for his contributions to the field of EEG research.


Jonathan Schooler, PhDJonathan Schooler, PhD, joined the faculty at University of California, Santa Barbara as a Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences in 2007. Dr. Schooler pursues research on consciousness, memory, the relationship between language and thought, creativity, problem-solving, and decision-making. He is particularly interested in exploring phenomena that intersect between the empirical and the philosophical such as how fluctuations in people’s awareness of their experience mediate mind-wandering and how exposing individuals to philosophical positions alters their behavior. He is an Osher Fellow at the Exploratorium Science Museum in San Francisco, as well as a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for Experimental and Social Psychology. His work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Unilever Corporation, the Center for Consciousness Studies, the Office of Educational Research, the Bower Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the John Templeton Foundation, the Imagination Institute, and the Fetzer Franklin Fund. Dr. Schooler is the author or co-author of more than two hundred papers published in scientific journals or edited volumes and was the editor (with J.C. Cohen) of Scientific Approaches to Consciousness (1997 Lawrence Erlbaum).





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