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Accelerating Research on Consciousness

Consciousness is a foundational concept for understanding human nature, but there is little agreement on what anatomical structures and physiological functions produce consciousness. There is no doubt that questions about consciousness are some of the most complex researchers have tackled today and throughout history; What is Consciousness? Where does it reside? How can scientists discern a “correct” theory of consciousness to rule out inaccurate theories? The Templeton World Charity Foundation’s Accelerating Research on Consciousness initiative (ARC) proposes avenues for addressing these questions. Drawing on best practices in open science and adversarial collaboration, ARC promotes open and rigorous engagement among leaders of opposing theories.

11:54 | 2020

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