Short lecture on integrated information theory (IIT) on consciousness.
Debate #1 What’s wrong with IIT as a theory of consciousness?
Debate panel: Masafumi Oizumi / Hakwan Lau
Short lecture on predictive coding and consciousness.
Ryota Kanai / Yukie Nagai
Debate #2 Is the predictive coding account relevant for understanding consciousness?
Debate panel: Ryota Kanai / Yukie Nagai / Naotsugu Tsuchiya
Debate #3 Does free will exist? What is the relationship between determinism and causality?
Debate panel: Shinsuke Shimojo / Hakwan Lau / Hayato Saigo
Debate #4 What are the necessary and sufficient ingredients for consciousness? Self, body, language and memory?
Debate panel: Minoru Asada / Shigeru Taguchi / Makiko Yamada / Masatoshi Yoshida
Reception (Near Inage Station, Fee 3,000yen)
The purpose of this symposium is to facilitate discussions on four topics on consciousness.
1. What is wrong about the integrated information theory of consciousness?
2. Is predictive coding relevant for understanding consciousness?
3. Does free will exist?
4. What are the necessary and sufficient ingredients for consciousness?
These four topics have potentials to engage heated debates across various disciplines that are relevant for consciousness studies. We hope interdisciplinary debates among scholars in philosophy, psychology, medicine, neuroscience, mathematics, physics, artificial intelligence and robotics.
Lunch (There is a cafeteria on the first floor.)
Introduction of topics: recent advances in consciousness sciences.
This is an open discussion symposium.
Share your philosophy with us.
In order to deepen the discussion in the meeting, we would like to collect your opinion about several topics on consciousness.
Please follow the link below to start the survey. It will take about 5 minutes.
Preparation for debates
HOW TO GET THERE?
QST NIRS is located between metropolitan Tokyo and Narita International Airport.
Address: 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 263-8555, Japan
Tel: +81-43-206-3025 (outside of Japan), or 043-206-3025 (in Japan)