PERSPECTIVES ON CONSCIOUSNESS

Friday November 22, 2013    1:45 PM-3:30 PM  

What is consciousness?  What does it mean to study consciousness as an anthropologist? Chaired by M. Diane Hardgrave of the College of Southern Nevada and organized by Bryan Rill of Florida State University, the Perspectives on Consciousness panel was designed to bring together scholars of consciousness studies to present their current research engagements and discuss their perspectives on the study and nature consciousness.  This panel will include a lively discussion portion lead by discussant Bryan Rill (Florida State University).

Panel Chair: M. Diane Hardgrave (College of Southern Nevada)

Panel Organizer: Bryan Rill (Florida State University)

Discussant: Bryan Rill

Presenters: Meghan Steel of University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and Christopher D Lynn of University of Alabama; Jacqueline M Siven of Florida International University;  Kristine Lawson of the University of California, Santa Cruz; Juan Landeros of California State University, Los Angeles.

Presentations Include:

Meghan Steel of University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and Christopher D Lynn of University of Alabama present, Fireside Meditations: the Induction of a Relaxation Response By Focused Attention On a Flickering Light and Novel Sound Phenomenon.

Jacqueline M Siven of Florida International University presents Yoga As Entrée to Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Medically Pluralistic Practices.

Kristine Lawson of the University of California, Santa Cruz, presents The Human Microphone and Protest Sound Dimensions.

Juan Landeros of California State University, Los Angeles, presents Vintage Barber Shops: The Art of Manliness.

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