Brain-Altering Software: The Inevitable Next Step In Human Evolution?
How far have we come in understanding how the human brain works? Is there something I can do to help my brain function better? Adaption is what brains do, and it's also what humans do better than any other creature alive.
Join innovators whurley (Willam Hurley), Kevin Leahy, and Dr. Russell Poldrack at The Austin Forum to explore how humans might navigate a highly adaptable, software-inspired future, and how software can influence the way we think, feel and interact with the world. Get ready, this discussion promises to be provoking!
William "whurley" Hurley is the co-founderof Chaotic Moon, Killer of futurists. Over his 20-year career, whurley has demonstrated an unparalleled talent for innovation and a passion for open source software. Whurley created what Wired Magazine described as "the best of CES," an all-terrain skateboard controlled by hand motions.
Kevin Leahy is a litigator, advisor and coach, professional questioner, and brain trainer. Following a 17-year career as partner with one of the largest law firms in Texas, Kevin founded Knowledge Advocate, LLC where he delivers out of the box consults by keeping a keen eye on brain-enhanced training and advising.
Russell Poldrack, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Imaging Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. An award-winning researcher, he has pioneered the application of machine learning techniques to large-scale neuroimaging datasets to understand the power and limits of neuroscience-based "mind-reading."