Happy 2010 to all our Los Angeles Brain & Consciousness Members!
I'm in process of scheduling our next event which will most likely be in February.
We've been shooting for at least one event once a month, but because we are in need of a new venue, have not been able to, so this emailing is to ask all our participating members several things to help keep our group active:
1.) If you know of a possible venue to house 15 - 20 people, could you please send that information to me, or help look into it for our group so we can begin scheduling meetups again.
2.) Please take a few moments to answer the Poll on Meeting times and dates so we can pick dates that are most easily accessible to all our participating members. Also, please feel free to send me your thoughts on geographical areas too so we can do our best to include that in our decisions. And do include any thoughts you have on the subject. Our last meetup had a total of about 22 who rsvp'd yes or maybe, but only 7 showed up. I think this may have been attributed to location and time conflicts, especially for a Friday evening fighting peak hour traffic.
3.) Ideas for future meetups are welcome. Feel free to post them on the site or email me with your thoughts, even if they are somewhat half-baked. This meetup is created for you, so feel free to ask for what you want and we'll try to get the ball rolling on it. We had a couple people who inquired about a meetup on the books they were reading. I think it would be nice to have a book share and tell and discussion meetup on two or three books that some of our members find interesting if that is what you would like.
Wishing you and yours a more abundant, prosperous, creative, and of course, educational 2010! And hope to see you all again soon.
Los Angeles' Largest Cognitive Science Meetup Group!
Our members include scientists, students of science, doctors, a great variety of therapists, people interested in information that can lead to answers or therapies for cognitive disorders, and folks that are just plain interested in the fascinating worlds of cognitive science and consciousness.
Our mission is to offer the community the means for self-education through learning the latest scientific discoveries and ideas on brain health, the mind, and it's relation to our physiology and consciousness. We offer a wide variety of meetups within our subtopics. Events are posted as they arise in the community including a variety of outside lecture series sponsored by other groups. These often feature a specific theme per season, so stay tuned for your particular interest from season to season.
Our focal interests lie in anything science-based to new cutting-edge ideas that enter into the realms of neuroscience, biochemistry and biology, physiology, evolution, and psychology to notions around consciousness involving physics and metaphysics. Since all these subtopics may give rise to human understanding and conscious expansion, we hold meetups for them even if the context may not be directly brain related, and maintain the possibility that this kind of educational and edifying information may one day be scientifically interconnected. Consciousness is a wide topic, therefore we welcome into our consideration a wide variety of approaches. Our goal is to bring in concepts and ideas that cause us to look beyond our known bounds, into the realms of viable possibilities.
Our inquiries into brain health and the mind naturally give cause to ponder the notions of consciousness and its relation to our well-being as individuals and as a society. We join the centuries old debate on the various theories, ideas and notions around consciousness which has proven that there are many, or perhaps more accurately, no clear definition of it. As we delve into the countless avenues on this subject, we enter into the worlds of physics, quantum physics and metaphysics, compelled to consider the expression of expansion beyond human survival and instinctive needs and reactions.
There are many topics to explore, so come join us on this fascinating journey through the Brain and Consciousness.
We invite you to post information you want to share on the Message Board section under the Discussion heading. We welcome book, article, video and site links, or any good information relating to any of our subtopics. Please try to post your links under the Specific Headings provided at the top for such posts. There is so much information out there that may be of benefit to people’s work or personal lives. Share what you know and help expand our understanding.