Frontiers in Neuroscience
We live in a time of great neuro-evangelism in media and social belief. Curious about the current state of knowledge in neuroscience? Itching to know about the gains that neuroscience has made in studying conscious experience, selfhood, meditation, desire, and attention? Hungry for an opportunity to nerd out?
We've conducted interviews with the student speakers for the event. Listen in for a preview of the program topics.
FRONTIERS IN NEUROSCIENCE
Monday, April 29: Beliefs and behaviors
Tuesday, April 30: Desires and attentions
5:30 - 8:00pm
Seegers Great Room
Refreshments will be provided!
The eleven students in States of Consciousness (NSC 302) this semester have each prepared 20 min 'TED talk' style lecture-performances on key issues in contemporary neuroscience. These talks are punchy, engaging, critical commentary on the current state of the field - and they are open to the public.
Topics discussed include artificial intelligence, the neural basis of sex and pleasure, collective cognition, neuroscience of spatial mapping and wayfinding, the power of positive thinking, color vision, meditation, the neural basis of anxiety, and neuroplasticity.