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Talk: Walter Veit (University of Sydney/MCMP)

Location: Ludwigstr. 31, ground floor, room 021.

27.04.2022 16:00  – 18:00 


Consciousness, Complexity, and Evolution


The idea that consciousness and complexity are closely related has been a major driver of the popularity of integrated information theory (IIT) of consciousness, despite its major formal, phenomenological, and neuroscientific shortcomings. Here, I argue that we can recover this intuition by replacing its biologically neutral notion of complexity with an evolutionary one that I shall dub “pathological complexity.”