What can the brain tell us about the mind? Mon 20th January, 6:30pm, London School of Economics

The Ethics of the Cognitive Sciences: what can the brain tell us about the mind?

Monday 20 January, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Ray Dolan, Mary Kinross Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London
Peter Hacker
, Emeritus Research Fellow, St John’s College, University of Oxford

Nikolas Rose, Professor of Sociology, King’s College London

Chair: Tali Sharot, Faculty Member and Director of the Affective Brain Lab, Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, UCL and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

In April President Obama unveiled the ‘BRAIN’ Initiative—‘a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind’. What, if anything, can neuroscience teach us about the mind? Does understanding the biology of the brain help illuminate human emotions, social relationships, decision making, personality? This session will bring together neuroscientists, sociologists and philosophers to debate this question.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEbrain

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.

http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/forumForEuropeanPhilosophy/events/consilience/Consilience.aspx

Posted: 17/01/2013