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Measuring Consciousness - Theory and Experiments
 
Date & Time: March 25, 2013, 9:20 AM - 6:00 PM  
Location: Kyoto University, Lecture Room No. 1 at the first floor, Research Building No. 8
 (No. 59 in the campus map http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ja/access/campus/map6r_y.htm
Admission: Free
Registration: Not needed
Organizers: Masafumi Oizumi (RIKEN, University of Wisconsin), Keiichi Kitajo (RIKEN), Hiroaki Mizuhara(Kyoto University), Masatoshi Yoshida (NIPS) 
Supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas

Schedule:
 
09:20 Opening remarks (Keiichi Kitajo)
Session I: "Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness"
09:30 Giulio Tononi (University of Wisconsin)
"Consciousness - from theory to practice"
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Masafumi Oizumi (RIKEN, University of Wisconsin) 
"Quantifying the level of consciousness with integrated information"
12:00 Lunch

Session II "Visual Awarness"
13:00 Yukiyasu Kamitani (ATR)
"Neural decoding of visual dream contents"
13:40 Yuko Yotsumoto (University of Tokyo)
"Attention and Awareness in human visual perception and learning"
14:20 Coffee Break

Session III "Consciousness and Neural Synchrony"
14:35 Keiichi Kitajo (RIKEN)
"State-dependent directed information flow in the human brain - A TMS-EEG manipulative approach - " 
15:15 Hiroaki Mizuhara (Kyoto University)
"Neural synchronization of the intra-/inter-brain for hetero systems communication"
15:55 Coffee Break

Session IV "Development of Consciousness"
16:10 Gentaro Taga (University of Tokyo)
"Spontaneous activity of the developing brain"
16:50 Shuntaro Sasai (University of Tokyo)
"Frequency-specific network topology of the human functional brain network"
17:30 Closing remarks (Masatoshi Yoshida)