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Cognition, computation and consciousness

Event

Starts:

September
202010

00:00

Ends:

September
212010

00:00

Location

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ

Overview

 

Organised by Professor Colin Blakemore FRS

Please find below audio files recorded at this Theo Murphy international scientific meeting, in addition to biographies for both the speakers and organisers.

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Schedule of talks

Session 1

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Is the human brain special?

Professor Pasko Rakic, Kavli Institute of Neuroscience and Yale University, USA

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Is human cognition special?

Professor Nicola Clayton FRS, Professor of Comparative Cognition, University of Cambridge, UK

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The genetic basis of cognition

Professor Robert Plomin, Department of Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatric Research, Kings College, London, UK

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The evolution of human culture

Professor Sir Paul Mellars, University of Cambridge, UK

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Session 2

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The computational machinery of the cortex

Professor Henry Markram, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

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How does the brain make decisions?

Professor Michael Shadlen, University of Washington School of Medicine, USA

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The mechanisms of memory

Professor Richard Morris CBE FRS, University of Edinburgh, UK

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Functional specificity in the human brain

Professor Nancy Kanwisher, McGovern Institute, MIT, USA

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Session 3

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What is an intention?

Professor Patrick Haggard, UCL, UK

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Emotion and cognition

Professor Luiz Pessoa, Department of Psychology, Indiana University, USA

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A perspective on the problem of consciousness

Professor Michael Gazzaniga, Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

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Is consciousness really explained?

Professor Ned Block, Department of Philosophy, New York University,

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Cognition, computation and consciousness

Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Colin Blakemore FRS.

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire MK16 9JJ
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