"Our understanding of the mind has come a long way in the past few centuries, but there are still huge gaps in our knowledge. There is little consensus and more than a little competition for research funding.
Making a big splash in recent news are the nanotechnologists and neuroinformatics engineers behind big projects such as the US BRAIN initiative, which aims to record ever richer data streams from living brains, and the European Human Brain Project, which aims to recreate a virtual human brain in its entirety. But technology isn’t, and has never been, the whole story.
Who will frame the questions to interrogate these technological platforms? Who will develop the theoretical frameworks within which these questions reside? How can we bridge the gaps between measuring what the brain does and understanding why it does it?
Through a series of short talks and open dialogue, we will consider this story and the role cognitive and behavioural psychologists play within it."
This event takes place from 19h00 to 21h00. Let's meet at 18h45 at Dana Centre's Café (inside, on the lower floor). I'll be carrying a Meetup sign so that you can find me more easily.
The entry is free, but you need to book a ticket in advance:
Call [masked] or e-mail [masked]
BE FAST TO BOOK A TICKET. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY.
More info: http://www.danacentre.org.uk/events/2014/03/12/724