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Readings

Page history last edited by PBworks 12 years, 12 months ago

 

Readings ... to get started

 

Our textbook is B.J. Baars (1997) In the Theater of Consciousness: The Workspace of the Mind. Here is the Amazon link.

 http://www.amazon.com/Theater-Consciousness-Workspace-Mind/dp/0195147030

 You can download a pdf file with the first two chapters here: Baars Theater book Ch 1-2.pdf.

 Chapters 3 and 4, in case you have not received the book --- (sorry, I don't have the figures from 1996...) Oxford Theater ch 3-4.doc

 

An overview of the viewpoint we will take in this course is here:   Baars_Theater_JCS1997.pdf

 

 

WEEK 1

 

Lecture 1  Lect1_BK_F07.pdf

 

Audio Week 1:

Course Introduction. A_CsnsF07-IntroA.mp3   B_CsnsF07_IntroB.mp3

Phenomenology Lab 1. C_PhenomLab_1.mp3    D_PhenomLab_1.mp3

 

P-Lab 1 Phenomenology Lab 1 Meditation and Diary

 

 

 

WEEK 2

 

LECTURE 2 ... Lect2_F07.pdf

 

P-Lab 2

 

Audio Week 2   Wk2_BJB.mp3

 

 

WEEK 3             Use the Checklist to stay organized: Week_3_checklist.rtf   

 

Lecture Week 3   Lect3_WebCourse_2007.pdf

 

P-Lab Week 3   Lect3_WebCourse_2007.pdf

 

Audio Week 3   week_3_bjb-cmg.mp3

 

 

WEEK 4   

 

Lecture Week 4   Week 4 Lect4.pdf

 

No P-Lab - See this week's lecture instead.

 

Audio Week 4. Week_4_bjb.mp3

 

 

WEEK 5

 

Lecture Week 5. Lect_5_Baars2007_Context.pdf

 

P-Lab Week 5. P-Lab 5 - Creating context.pdf

 

Audio Week 5: mp3 file (larger) Wk5Aud 2.mp3

 

Audio Week 5: m4a file (smaller) Wk5Aud.m4a

 

 

WEEK 6

 

 

Lecture Week 6. Lect6 - Baars & McGovern.doc

 

P-Lab Week 6. PLab6_Meaning&Twilight_States.pdf

 

Audio Week 6: mp3 file (larger)  P-Lab6_Meaning_Twilight.mp3

 

Audio Week 6: m4a file (smaller) P-Lab6_Meaning_Twilight.m4a

 

 

WEEK 7

 

 

Lecture Week 7. Lect7_Baars_Volition_Nov07.pdf

 

P-Lab: PLEASE KEEP EXPORING THE DROWSY STATE, see P-Lab6.

 

Audio: PLEASE LISTEN TO THE LAST 10 minutes of last week's audio file.

 

 

WEEK 8

 

 

Lecture Week 8. Lect8_McG_BJB2007.pdf

 

P-Lab and Audio: AudioWk8.m4a

 

mp3 format:  AudioWk8.mp3

 

AUTISM _ a classic article. Uta Frith. U Frith autism -TICS .pdf

 

 

For current news in consciousness science, see Science & Consciousness Review. Be sure to take a look at previous years (back to 2002) for a wide range of readable articles on important topics for this course.  SCR  

 

 (We are grateful for the SCR editors and web masters, especially Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy, Alice Kim, Virgil Griffith and Sidney D'Mello, for five years of dedicated work on SCR!)

 

 

 

WEEK 9

 

 

Lecture Week 9. Self as the unconscious "framework" of experience. Lect 9-Self_Baars.pdf

 

P-Lab for Week 9. Marcel Proust waking up at night. P-Lab9 - Marcel Proust.pdf

 

No audio this week.

 

 

 

WEEK 10

 

 

 

Lecture Week 10 --- Emotions and consciousness. Lect10_Emotions .pdf

 

P-Lab for Week 10:  Please exploring this brain image (on the inside surface of each hemisphere): ACC Social Pain Conflict Eisenberger TICS.jpg

                                                   The is the same location in a three-dimensional view of the brain: pain in brain PNAS.jpg

 

 

Readings:         1. Laughing rats and the evolution of joy (Panksepp)Panksepp_&_Burg_Laughter.pdf

                         2. Why rejection hurts.   (Eisenberger, TICS) why rejection hurts.pdf

                         3. New love (NY Times, 2005) NY Times - Watching new love. May31 2005.pdf

 

 

No audio this week.

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 11

 

 

Lecture Week 11  Lect11_Functions_2007.pdf

 

P-Lab for Week 11 - see the audio file for this week.

 

Audio file for this week: Lecture 11_bjb_audio.m4a

 

mp3 file: Lecture 11_bjb_audio.mp3

 

Additional readings and other goodies:

 

High intensity gamma synchrony in advanced meditators:

 

    Lutz 2004 Long term meditators.pdf

 

Increased theta and gamma sychrony in music:

 

Music- temporal entrainment of cog fns - Annals NY Acad Sci200x.pdf

 

Brain regions - (Brodmann areas) Bear et al Brodmann map.tiff

 

Simpsons wave goodbye... cartoon-simpsons-extended.jpg

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