…to understand the mind one must understand the brain. —
Why Consciousness Organization (WhyCon) is building international community for scientists, educators, students and citizens to communicate, collaborate and synthesize past, present and developing science in the field of consciousness studies.
WhyCon aims to:
- Advance empirically based consciousness (EBC) studies
- Inspire and support EBC studies in universities, high schools and middle schools
- Create web outreach for EBC
WhyCon’s vision is to become a global portal for teaching and learning about consciousness.
The growth of the scientific study of consciousness, the pace of biomedical research, and the globalization of the science community makes communication, networking, and staying informed imperative.
The study of consciousness offers exciting new perspectives on the human experience. People often look at great minds as being anomalies, when actually they use their minds differently – consciousness is key. Many in general are science phobic, thinking science is something for what’s ‘out there.’ It’s high time we galvanize our energy and efforts to generate outreach. In the conventional college curriculum there is a gaping crater where a truly humanizing and personalizing teaching and learning enterprise used to be. Many scientists and educators continue to work in isolation and struggle to reach an ever elusive audience.
Collectively, we can work toward rediscovering the conscious self as something to culture and enrich in the process of education. The human mind and brain are mysterious and fascinating, the perfect tools for illuminating the resonance of science in our lives. WhyCon includes innovators in cognitive neuroscience, computer science, neurobiology, psychology, education and media, mathematics, physics, the arts and humanities, and other disciplines. Its members are dedicated to cultivating a science of consciousness.
We are in process of becoming a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit educational and research corporation based in California. Our vision is to cultivate a worldwide membership and outreach through web enabled programs, publications, lectures, conferences, seminars, and multimedia materials. WhyCon is in collaboration with the