What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in understanding the brain, the many cognitive and conceptual aspects, or General AI, with the goal of evolving a framework for how the brain might even in principle do what it does.

The aim is to run talks every 4 to 6 weeks, alternating between two streams: Understanding the brain and How to apply our understanding to a model for General AI. The talks will focus on aspects of the brain from the field of cognitive neuroscience, which is linked with many areas, including psychology, computing, anthropology and linguistics. In theory, these talks will lead to a good conceptual level view of the brain over time, or at the very least supply interesting insights along the way.

For new joiners, some understanding of the brain structure may prove useful, see links below or slides from the first talk. Any neuroscience or AI researchers wishing to develop their public speaking skills or publicise their field (including personal theories, free from constraints of reputation) please do get in touch. All welcome.

Structure links:
Neuroanatomy: https://www.kenhub.com/en/start/neuroanatomy/articles
3D viewer (try inflate, bottom hidden menu): http://gallantlab.org/brainviewer/sulcigyri/

Past events (9)

How does the cortex learn?

Eagle Labs Incubator, Barclays Bank, Cambridge CB4 3AZ

Right and Left Hemispheres - What are the differences?

Eagle Labs Incubator, Barclays Bank, Cambridge CB4 3AZ

From Birth to Adulthood - Language & Social Aspects

Eagle Labs Incubator, Barclays Bank, Cambridge CB4 3AZ

Dopamine, Rewards & Reinforcement Learning

Eagle Labs Incubator, Barclays Bank, Cambridge CB4 3AZ

Photos (5)