Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

Consciousness Explained (well, not really) - John Franklin

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When: Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Searle Seminar Room (Ground Floor), 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture


John Franklin M.D., M.Sc, MA
Associate Dean, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Student Support
Professor of Psychiatry, Transplant Surgery and Medical Education
Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Consciousness Explained! (well, not really)
– The Medicine and Consciousness Seminar

This talk will discuss the derivation, evolution, objective, and content of a medical humanities seminar that's been taught to medical students for the past 10 years. The goals of this short medical humanities seminar are: to begin a definition of “consciousness”; know some of the history of thought on the subject; appreciate the staggering neuroscience complexities implicated, and most importantly; discover just some of the ways concepts regarding consciousness relate to the practice of medicine. By tackling the same vagaries of consciousness during this discussion, we too will step into the maze of consciousness studies, and hopefully, find our way out!

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