Developing a Conference of Human Consciousness (Fall 2001) IPRO 315
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The team will organize and conduct a conference to address the question of what is the status of our knowledge about human consciousness. This will provide interested students an opportunity to develop and apply project management skills, and develop many contacts in various professional areas in academia, government agencies, professional societies and professional services firms, social services organizations, and a range of associated health fields. The question of human consciousness has philosophical, psychological, and neurobiological dimensions. The 90�s were the decade of the brain. The genome project has focused attention on the evolution of the brain especially with the emergence of the discipline of evolutionary psychology. A conference (following the format of the previous one-day conference we organized and conducted on November 7, 1998, The Ganges River Pollution Problem) will display the several dimensions of the question via presentations by experts representing the range of complementary issues and areas of study associated with the topic of human consciousness. Self-awareness is a source of wonder and curiosity for all humans. A conference with this focus will give all of us that comprise the IIT community an opportunity to explore with, and gain insight from, experts in each of the relevant fields of knowledge to advance our own levels of understanding about this fascinating phenomenon.