ALIUS Workshop 2017

Exploring the diversity of consciousness
​Organized by Martin Fortier, Maddalena Canna,
David Dupuis, Matthieu Koroma

No registration required.
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FRIDAY, December 8th
(Ecole Normale Supérieure, “Salle de Conférence”, 46 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris)

13:00-13:50 | Stephen Whitmarsh (LNC, ENS)
Worlds of difference: Attempts to study subjective experiences through art and science

13:50-14:40 | Maddalena Canna (LAS, EHESS)
Interactional models of Altered States of Consciousness and the role of mental practices in inducing dissociative states: Some examples from collective trance

14:40-15:00 | Coffee Break

15:00-15:50 | Alexandre Billon (Université de Lille)
The sense of existence

15:50-16:40 | Mathieu Frerejouan (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Making sense of hallucinations: The principle of charity and its limits

16:40-17:00 | Coffee Break

~ Keynote address ~
17:00-18:30 | Jérôme Dokic (Institut Jean Nicod, EHESS/ENS)
Are hallucinations metacognitive errors


SATURDAY, December 9th
(Ecole Normale Supérieure, “Room L382/384”, 24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris)

10:00-10:35 | Matthieu Koroma (LSCP, ENS)
Dreams and fiction: Neuroscientific and philosophical views

10:35-11:25 | Michiel van Elk (University of Amsterdam)
The power of suggestibility using expectations and placebo cognitive enhancement devices to manipulate subjective experience

11:25-11:35 | Short Break

11:35-12:25 | David Dupuis (University of Durham, LAS)
The whispers of the selva: An anthropological approach to the modes of induction, socialization and control of auditivo-verbal hallucinations in the context of Peruvian Mestizo shamanism

12:25-14:00 | Lunch

~ Keynote address ~
14:00-15:30 | Renaud Jardri (Université de Lille, CHU de Lille, LNC, ENS)
Advances in fMRI capture of hallucinations

15:30-15:50 | Coffee Break

15:50-16:40 | Martin Fortier (Institut Jean Nicod, EHESS/ENS)
How the sense of reality and religious systems are uniquely shaped by serotoninergic and anticholinergic hallucinogens 

16:40-17:30 | Christopher Timmermann (Imperial College London)
EEG correlates and phenomenology of the DMT state

17:30-17:50 | Coffee Break

17:50-18:25 | Guillaume Dumas (Institut Pasteur)
Normative modelling and patients stratifications: Dealing with dimensions and category in modern psychiatry

18:25-19:00 | General Discussion


This workshop is generously supported by a grant from the École Doctorale of EHESS.

BILLON Alexandre  –
Université de Lille (Department of Philosophy)

CANNA Maddalena  –
Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, EHESS

DOKIC Jérôme  –
Institut Jean Nicod, EHESS/ENS

DUMAS Guillaume  –
Institut Pasteur (Department of Neuroscience)

DUPUIS David  –
University of Durham (Department of Anthropology), Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale

FORTIER Martin  –
Institut Jean Nicod, EHESS/ENS

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Department of Philosophy)

JARDRI Renaud  –
Université de Lille, CHRU de Lille, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives, ENS

KOROMA Matthieu  –
Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, ENS

TIMMERMANN Christopher  –
Imperial College London (Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology)

VAN ELK Michiel  –
University of Amsterdam (Department of Psychology)

WHITMARSH Stephen  –
Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives, ENS