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この度、体外離脱体験や身体意識のご研究で著名な Olaf Blanke 博士(スイス連邦工科大学教授)の講演会を下記の通り開催することになりました。
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日時:
2015年11月21日(土) 13:30〜15:00
場所:
東京大学 武田先端知ビル 武田ホール
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/cam01_04_16_j.html
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講師:
Dr. Olaf Blanke
Bertarelli Chair in Cognitive Neuroprosthetics
Center for Neuroprosthetics & Brain Mind Institute
Swiss Federal institute of Technology (EPFL)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Title:
Multisensory brain mechanisms of self-consciousness and visual consciousness
Abstract:
Past work has indicated that subjective aspects of consciousness, in particular the fact that consciousness is bound to the self, is based on the integration multisensory signal integration of visual, tactile, and proprioceptive stimuli in temporo-parietal cortex. Other prominent research highlighted the importance of interoceptive (bodily) signals in the insula. I will, present studies that investigate bodily self-consciousness by exposing subjects to ambiguous multisensory extero- and interoceptive information about the location and appearance of their own body. Jointly with brain imaging, these studies have shown that activity in a network of brain regions, centering in the temporo-parietal cortex and insula reflects bodily self-consciousness. In the second half of my talk I will present recent data in cognitive neuroprosthetics applying our neuroscience and technology findings in in sensory substitution and neurorehabilitation in patients suffering from chronic pain, phantom limb sensations, and schizophrenia.