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Why Study Consciousness?

November 8, 2018

Why are top scientists increasingly interested in researching human consciousness? Because the quest to solve the puzzle of human consciousness – the very essence of our being – is one of the great problems of modern science. For 2000 years, the questions surrounding human consciousness – how the everyday inner workings of our brains give […]

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San Antonio’s Mind Science Foundation awarded research funding to three internationally-renowned neuroscience research groups with the help of 300 of their members. The event was held on October 2, 2018, at the Pearl Stable in the historic Pearl Brewery. The research teams traveled to San Antonio from Chicago, Baltimore and the United Kingdom, to present […]

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Mind Science Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee recently met to name the awards for the 2017 Tom Slick Research Awards in Consciousness. This annual award celebrates the MSF’s longtime commitment to funding innovative research focused on the mind, brain and human consciousness, all with the goal of improving the human condition. The focus on human consciousness seeks […]

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The Mind Science Foundation recently announced the results of its most recent round of funding. The Tom Slick Research Awards in Consciousness, now in their 12th year, celebrates MSF’s longtime commitment to funding innovative research focused on the mind, brain and human consciousness. Funds were awarded this year to researchers from Northwestern University Center for Law […]

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The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Mind Science Foundation recently announced their choice for the 2015 Tom Slick Research Awards in Consciousness. The MSF has long supported research into the neural correlates of consciousness, and these are almost without exception based on the adult experience of consiousness. This year’s winner, Alison Gopnik, reseracher at University […]

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Celebrating 10 years of the Tom Slick Research Awards in Consciousness, MSF’s Scientific Advisory Committee announced winners of the 2014 round of funding. The awards celebrate MSF’s longtime commitment to funding research that will lead to significant advancements in the science of consciousness and improvements in the health and well-being of humankind. Researchers hailed from The […]

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The Mind Science Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2013 Tom Slick Research Awards in Consciousness. The annual awards celebrate MSF’s longtime commitment to funding basic research that explores the neural basis of human consciousness – how the brain creates the mind. Projects range from looking for the brain region where consciousness occurs, to a […]

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The winners of the 2012 Tom Slick Research Awards in Consciousness, celebrating innovative research focused on the mind, brain and human consciousness, were recently announced by the MSF. This year’s researchers were from Indiana University and Universite de Liege, Belgium, covering topics on: An investigation of the hypothesis that consciousness is an emergent property produced when […]

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The Science Advisory Committee recently convened to award the 2011 Tom Slick Research Awards in Consciousness. The annual award celebrates our longtime commitment to funding research that will lead to significant advancements in the science of consciousness and improvements in the health and well-being of humankind. We were delighted to fund researchers from Harvard Medical School, Oxford […]

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