Come hear Dr Fabiana Kubke from the University of Auckland talk...
"Behind everything we do is our brain – including our quest to understand it. Throughout history such understanding has moved hand in hand with the evolution of technology. In some instances scientists fall into “techno-neuro fads”, often at the expense of abruptly dropping less fashionable, albeit not less valuable, lines of inquiry. In other instances, technology rescues a number of ideas that got dropped because of an absence of a suitable theoretical or technological framework in which to interpret the results.
Dr Kubke will share some examples to open the discussion of how brains and machines have come to be so tightly knit together."
Dr Kubka is a neuroscientist at the University of Auckland and a member of the Centre for Brain Research studying brain evolution. She is fascinated by the evolution of ideas and the process of scientific enquiry, and is an advocate for Open Science and chair the Advisory Board of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Meet at 7pm for the talk starting around 7:30pm