Self: Mind and brain


Symposium on the occasion of Hans C. Lou's 70' birthday, January 26, 2009

Lake Auditoriums, Aarhus University








Hans C. Lou

Professor Hans Lou had a early career as a child neurologist and as a researcher of childhood disorders. During the last decade, however, his efforts have been directed towards eluciating brain states and brain events of awareness and consciousness. His studies of the self have been influential, and particularly this aspect of Hans' work was reviewed during the symposium.









    Folder with program & selected bibliography (pdf; 2MB)



Johannes Jakobsen

Aarhus University Hospital


Welcome from the Danish Neuroscience Center





Albert Gjedde

Copenhagen University
(until recently Aarhus)

Introduction to the neurobiolgoy of the hard problem










Pedro Rosa-Neto

McGill University, Canada

Imaging glutamate receptors: The link between neurotransmission and brain function









Olaf  B. Paulson

Copenhagen University

From brain work to brain function













Ole Jensen

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

What is the brain doing when left to itself? - Studying brain states created by oscillatory activity









Hartwig Siebner

Copenhagen University

Frontal motor areas and action selection









Hugo Lagercrantz

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Ontogeny of consciousness









Hans C. Lou

University of Aarhus

Unity of consciousness









Julian P. Keenan

Montclair State University, NJ, USA

Self-awareness and the brain: Almost right










Bruce Luber

Columbia University, NY, USA

What transcranial magnetic stimulation can say about self and self awareness













Morten Kringelbach

Oxford University & Aarhus University

The pleasures of consciousness













Troels KjŠr

Copenhagen University Hospital

Altered states of consciousness: Meditation, sleep and hypnosis












James C. Harris

Johns Hopkins University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Attention, consciousness, and the evolutionary emergence of empathy








Hugo Lagercrantz
Hans Lou












Photography: Anders Gade