10th annual Waterloo Brain DayExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

illustration of small people climbing on a brainThe brain is a horrendously complex and poorly understood system that poses both an immense challenge -- and possibly rich rewards -- to neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers, and computer scientists. To celebrate Waterloo's Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, which integrates these approaches to the brain, and to highlight the already established Cognitive Science Program, we have invited four internationally renowned speakers to present generally accessible lectures from each of these perspectives.

Speakers

Philosophy - Berit Brogaard (University of Miami, Director of Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research)
Psychology - Stephen Read (University of Southern California, Social Affective Neuroscience of Decisions Lab)
Neuroscience - Sabine Kastner (Princeton University, Neuroscience of Attention and Perception Laboratory)
Computational Neuroscience - Larry Abbott (Columbia University,Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience)

Schedule

8:30 am  Refreshments
9:00 am  Welcome
9:15 am  Sabine KastnerNeural Dynamics of the Primate Attention Network
10:45 am Berit BrogaardThe Superhuman Mind
1:30 pm  Larry AbbottSense from Randomness in Neural Circuits
3:00 pm  Stephen ReadVirtual Personalities: A Neuro-biologically Inspired Neural Network Model of Human Motivation and Personality

Sponsored by: University of Waterloo Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN), Cognitive Science Program, and Faculty of Arts.

Location 
EV3 - Environment 3
Room 1408
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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