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This workshop proposed a meeting place for two communities who have been investigating the nature of consciousness in, possibly radically, different perspectives. Over the past half a century (and especially over the last 15 years) cognitive scientists and neuroscientists have been studying the nature and neural basis of our phenomenological ‘subjective’ experience of the world, our own body and action and ultimately our selves.  This research has employed traditional paradigms and scientific protocols of experimental (neuro)psychology as well as the emerging technology  of human functional brain imaging  (fMRI, EEG, MEG, TMS, intracranial recordings). Though most of the research on the topic has taken the traditional   “third person perspective”, the intimately subjective nature of this topic has led scientists to integrate subjective reports into their experimental paradigms.

The study of consciousness and awareness using subjective (first person) phenomenological tools has been a central occupation within post-modern dance and related somatic techniques  since  at least the 1960′s. Despite the shared topic of interest, there has been little cross-talk between neuroscientist and dance makers .We believe that such dialogue is possible and that it has the potential to cross-fertilize the research in both domains. For this purpose we have organized this weekend long workshop. The workshop will be organized in 3 blocks, each highlighting a specific dimension of inquiry (shared by both domains). Each block will consist of a presentation of cutting edge research in the field of cognitive neuroscience, followed by a movement practice led by a dance/somatic practitioner addressing the same general issues. Finally, each block will end with an open, informal discussion.  The workshop will start with a live dance performance and will end with a poster session which will allow for non-presenting workshop members to share their ongoing dance/scientific

Friday 5 October 2012 – Studio Keller
1. Arrival and introduction
2. Myriam Gourfink – “The Breathing Monster”

Saturday 6 October 2012 – Paris-8 University
Body awareness and the self (1)
3. Erik Myin
4. Lisa Nelson
Body awareness and the self (2)
5. Steve Paxton

Sunday 7 October 2012 – Paris-8 University
Consciousness of movement, movement of consciousness
6. Aaron Schurger
7. Eva Karczag

Sunday afternoon presentations
8. Konstantina Georgelou
9. Florence Daupias d’Alcochete
10. Christophe Lopez
11. Emilie Gallier
12. Frédéric Bevilacqua
13. Joachim Forget
14. Luciana Cheregati & Ibon Salvador – “coletivo qualquer”
15. Malcolm Manning
16. Iris Trinkler
17. Suzanne Cotto
18. Natalie Heller

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Comment by Marlon Barrios Solano on August 10, 2013 at 8:45am
No, the dates are correct.
It happened last year.
Comment by Carmelo Salazar on August 5, 2013 at 11:23am

super, gracias Marlon

Comment by Emin Durak on August 5, 2013 at 5:44am

The dates are 2013, not 2012, right?

Comment by Jeannette Ginslov on August 5, 2013 at 1:28am

great! Sharing this with all my MA's and Hons Applied Theatre, Choreography and Physical Performance Students. Thak you so very much. JUst what I was looking for. Jeannette

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