From machines to brains and back to machines

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.

Follow Fabiana @kubke on twitter

Meet at 7pm for the talk starting around 7:30pm

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  • Huw

    An excellent presentation from a highly motivated speaker who has a real passion for the subject. A highly entertaining, easily understandable and thought provoking talk. Thank you for sharing.

    August 14, 2013

  • Clive W.

    Thanks for organising guys, very interesting talk.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Peter M.

    Enlivening presentation that I'm sure got everyone's brains racing with questions. Nice to know we have someone like this right here working in the frontiers of the subject.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Nguyen van T.

    Thank you Dr Kubke for a most excellent talk about the brain.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Nguyen van T.

    A most enlightening talk about the brain thank you prof Bubke. I was a believer 8-)

    August 14, 2013

  • Roger

    Great speaker.. huge enthusiasm for her subject but why oh why can't we get a sound system that works!!!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Rayna

    I am Sorry I am sick as a dog right now...

    August 13, 2013

    • Roger

      Sorry to hear that Rayna. Get well soon...

      August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    work work work, sorry folks - next time

    August 13, 2013

  • Emily

    If it's alright, I'm bringing a friend along who I think would be interested - just wanted to give you a head's up so you have a decent idea of the numbers.

    August 12, 2013

    • Richard W.

      Unless you want a chair...

      August 12, 2013

    • Emily

      I'm not above throwing bows. We'll see where the chips fall :)

      August 12, 2013

  • Emily

    Is there admission to this event?

    1 · August 4, 2013

    • Craig S.

      No - the events are free, though we periodically pass around a jug for donations to keep this site running - a gold coin would be appreciated.

      1 · August 4, 2013

    • Emily

      OK, thanks for getting back to me. See you there!

      August 5, 2013

  • Glenn D.

    Not just brains....thinking brains.

    August 4, 2013

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