Bernard J. Baars (born 1946, Amsterdam) is a former Senior Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology at The Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, CA., directed by the late Gerald M. Edelman. Baars is currently an Affiliated Fellow.
He is best known as the originator of Global Workspace Theory (GWT), an empirical theory of human cognition and consciousness, developed with Stan Franklin as a computational architecture. A number of neuroscience groups in the US and Europe are pursuing this approach, including Stanislas Dehaene in Paris and Nikos Logothetis at the Max Planck Institute, Tuebingen. "Consciousness science" is now an established field, with a large brain and psychological literature.
In 2013, a major update called Dynamic Global Workspace Theory (D-GWT) appeared. (Baars, Franklin & Ramsoy, 2013, Frontiers). This work proceeds.
Baars served as a professor of psychology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he studied laboratory-evoked human errors. The same factors plausibly cause spontaneous errors as well, a significant practical as well as scientific problem. Involuntary errors are directly relevant to the basic question of voluntary control.
Baars co-founded the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and the Elsevier journal Consciousness & Cognition, with William P. Banks.
Please see my 2015 article on Consciousness in Scholarpedia, summarizing the empirical evidence (which is often said not to exist... !).
Christine L. Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA, is the author Big Data, Little Data, No Data ( 2015), Scholarship in the Digital Age (2007) and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure (2000), and about 200 other publications in information studies, computer science, and communication. She is a Fellow of the ACM and of AAAS; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Professor of Geography, University of Miami. Director (2001-2003), Vice-President (2003-2010), and Executive Vice-President (2010-2014), Conservation International. Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Graduate Advisor in three Brazilian Universities: Universidade Federal do Pará, Universidade Federal da Paraíba and Universidade Federal do Amapá. Past President, Brazilian Ornithological Society. Fellow of the American Ornithologist’s Union and the Linnean Society of London.
Dr. Jianye Ge is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forensics and Investigative Genetics at University of North Texas Health Science Center. His research relates primarily to forensic genetics, bioinformatics, and data mining. The software programs he developed have been used by multiple Federal and State government agencies. His current research projects include DNA based familial searching, Low Copy Number DNA evidence interpretation, lineage markers, etc.
Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia. Professor Marušić is the founder of the Croatian branch of the Cochrane Collaboration. She is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR Network, an international initiative for promoting transparent and accurate reporting of health research. She is the editor in chief of the Journal of Global Health.
Professor Marušić teaches gross anatomy but also the principles of research methodology and scientific communication. Her biomedical research is focused on the interactions between the immune and bone systems. Her research interests also include peer review and research integrity. She is the principal investigator of several national and international research grants.
Former faculty at Johns Hopkins University and Dartmouth College. My research expertise is in Internet phenomena: access, addiction, agency, control, dependency, governance, and policy; and engineering ethics in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) merging the Internet with physical bodies. My edited reference book, Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society, was published in 2017, and my edited reference book, Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies, was published in 2014. I am on the Membership Committee of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). I teach communication courses, including Media and Society, and Mass Media Law.
Jennifer K. Wagner earned her JD from the University of North Carolina and her PhD in Anthropology from Penn State University. She completed post-doctoral research appointments at Duke University's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy and the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies. She served as the 2014-2015 AAAS Science & Engineering Congressional Fellow. In addition to her research, she has been a licensed, practicing attorney in PA since 2007.