Biology of Mind at the Helix Center

What is mind? Is it a property attributable to biological functionality alone, and, in particular, arising from the morphology of the mammalian brain and/or the influence of that animal’s body? How far down the evolutionary scale can we apply terms like cognition, consciousness, and intelligence? Are we capable of engineering artificial minds?

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  • Dan

    Sorry, my cousin came over last minute.

    February 22, 2014

  • JAYNE

    Will not be able to attend. Someone can take my place.

    February 22, 2014

  • JB

    Situations often change = I hope those who will not show Sat. will change their status so those of us who really want to attend can do so. :)

    February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry! I end up having a meeting I must attend. Hope someone can use my spot.

    February 21, 2014

    • Amanda B.

      Thanks, I think I'm going to try and make it. ;)

      February 21, 2014

  • Amanda B.

    This looks very interesting, hopefully a spot will open up.

    February 21, 2014

  • carolina m.

    With repect to the blurb..."What is the difference between "biological functionality alone" and "the influence of that animal's body" ?

    February 18, 2014

    • Ramona

      I think they meant it to be read this way: "Is it a property attributable to biological functionality alone (and, in particular, arising from the morphology of the mammalian brain and/or the influence of that animal’s body?) Make more sense?

      February 18, 2014

    • carolina m.

      thank you. Helps a bit. So, are concerned only with mammals? That's good. Pinpoints the study. The use of the word "animal" led me to think of our "reptilian" brain. Look forward to meeting you very much.Thanks again

      February 19, 2014

  • Ramona

    I'm looking forward to the talk! How should we find one another at/after the talk?

    February 17, 2014

    • Karen

      Hi Ramona: I'll be sending an email to attendees tomorrow with details about where we'll meet after the talk.

      February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we need to register/get tickets beforehand, or just show up?

    February 18, 2014

    • Karen

      Hi Emma: It is not necessary to get tickets or register. They seat people first-come first-served. So just show up, however latecomers may not get a seat, so it's best to be early! See you Saturday!

      February 18, 2014

  • marjoriegoldberg

    Looking forward to meeting and learning

    February 17, 2014

  • carolina m.

    this should be very interesting. my first meetup. Next week Rligion and a beer in Mamaroneck.

    February 17, 2014

  • claire

    Tho sounds really interesting

    February 12, 2014

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