Conference in French: 'Time, subjectivity and metacognition: new directions for empirical research on consciousness' Speaker : Professor Jerome SACKUR
Place : Maison de l'AX, 5 rue Descartes, F-75005 Paris, France Date : October 3, 2016 Time : 17:00 Summary : Consciousness is now well established as a legitimate field of inquiry in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Impressive results have been secured on the perceptual dimension of consciousness: what makes a conscious percept special? what are the cognitive and neurophysiological mechanisms responsible for the transition from unconsciousness to consciousness? What is the depth of processing of unconscious representations? these are all questions concerning which a rich body of knowledge exists, and perhaps, even, the sketch of a consensus. I will argue however, that perceptual consciousness is only one dimension of the complex phenomenon of consciousness. Drawing on recent advances in the fields of mind-wandering and introspection, I will present some potential avenues of research through which we might be able to further our understanding of consciousness along the dimensions of time, subjectivity and reflexive consciousness. References : JR Martin, J. Sackur, H. Anlló, P. Naish and Zoltan Dienes (2016) Perceiving Time Differences When You Should Not: Applying the El Greco Fallacy to Hypnotic Time Distortions Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1309 G. Reyes, J. R. Silva, K. Jaramillo, L. Rehbein and J. Sackur (2015) Self-knowledge dim-out: Stress Impairs Metacognitive Accuracy PLoS ONE, 10:8, e0132320Kouider, S and J. Sackur (2014) Consciousness and its access mechanisms in The Cognitive neurosciences, V, Gazzaniga, MS and Mangun, GR (ed.), The MIT Press, Cambridge. J. Sackur (2014) Les neurosciences cognitives, sciences naturelles de l'esprit: révolution ou restauration? Cités, 60.