The Free Academy #5 / Jiří Horáček: Theory of Consciousness and Contemporary Society
- Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
- When: October 20, 2022, 19:00 – 20:30
The question of the relationship between consciousness and the brain remains open, representing a major challenge to contemporary neuroscience. Solving it would mean not only understanding how conscious reality is constructed and structured, and what the nature of reality is, but also better understanding the mechanisms by which mental illness develops. On a societal level, the theory of the emergence of conscious reality could contribute to the understanding and solution of negative phenomena such as conspiracy theories.
A lecture by Professor Jiří Horáček, head of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology of the 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, and head of the Center for Advanced Studies of the Brain and Consciousness at the National Institute of Mental Health.