Part of the series “Chasing Consciousness: From Cells to Societies, Neuroscience to Machine Awareness”

Speaker: Hedda Hassel Morch (The Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness, NYU)
Moderated by: Erik P Hoel (Columbia University)

Join philosopher of mind Hedda Hassel Morch (NYU) as she discusses the latest in philosophical thinking about the nature of consciousness. Her thesis: in order to solve the problem of consciousness some deep change in our understanding of matter is required. As Stephen Hawking said, there must be something that “breathes fire into the equations” of physics. What is this thing that realizes the structure of physics? Consciousness seems like a possible answer. Hedda Hassel Morch will discuss these issues with a founding member of YHouse, Erik P Hoel, a scientist who is a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University.

Friday, September 23, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Art Lounge of the Rubin Museum of Art