Stephen Lecture: George Mashour (University of Michigan) – “Consciousness”

March 29, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eric P. Newman Education Center Auditorium (EPNEC; Medical Campus)


The 35th Annual C. R. Stephen Lecture is hosted by the Department of Anesthesiology.  The C.R. Stephen Lectures honor the first chair of the anesthesiology department at the School of Medicine, C. Ronald Stephen, MD, FFARCS.

Dr. Mashour will discuss the neural correlates of consciousness, with a focus on the controversial role of the prefrontal cortex. This discussion will span both the content of consciousness (i.e., qualitative experience) and level of consciousness (i.e., global state of arousal).

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate phenomenal consciousness and access consciousness.
  • Differentiate content of consciousness and level of consciousness.
  • Describe the role of the prefrontal cortex in consciousness and anesthesia.

For inquiries contact Kristy Meyer.