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Natalia Carrillo: "A History of the Action Potential"

February 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm  |  


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Guest Lectures for “Introduction to Philosophy” (Phil 11) and “Brain, Mind, and Consciousness” (Cowell 39), co-taught by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, UCSC, Winter 2015.

natalia.carrilloNatalia Carrillo is a graduate student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). SHe studied a master degree in Philosophy of Cognitive Science (2 year program) at UNAM. Her thesis (“Objetividad en el modelo mecanicista de expliación en las neurociencias”) versed on the notion of objectivity (structural, mechanical, procedural, absolute, etc) behind the mechanistic model of explanation.

She has a bachelor degree in mathematics where she had the opportunity of taking several courses in science: Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Cognitive Science, Dynamical Systems, Mechanics, Artificial Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence. During her master she has taken several courses in Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind and Epistemology.

She is also interested in Gender and Science, different notions of objectivity, the Hodgkin Huxley Model of the action potential, Philosophy of Mind and Humanistic Psychoanalysis.

Winter 2015 Lecture Series Schedule:

Robin Dunkin
Tuesday, January 27, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“Building Blocks of the Brain: Neuron and Glia Form & Function”


Michael Anderson
Thursday, January 29, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“Neural Reuse and Hebbian Learning: Two Kinds of Neuroplasticity in the Brain”


Nicolas Davidenko
Tuesday, February 3, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“The Suggestible Nature of Motion Perception”


Janette Dinishak
Thursday, February 12, Humanities Lecture Hall @ 12:00
“Autism & Neurodiversity”


Ray Gibbs
Thursday, February 12, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“Embodied Meaning, Thinking, and Communication”


Craig Schindler
Tuesday, February 17, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“Enduring Wisdom, Mindfulness & Emerging Neuroscience”


John Brown Childs
Thursday, February 19, Humanities Lecture Hall @ 12:00


Dada Nabhaniilananda
Thursday, February 19, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“Dragon Taming for Smart People”


Natalia Carrillo
Tuesday, February 24, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“A History of the Action Potential”


Doc Edge
Tuesday, February 24, Humanities Lecture Hall at 12:00
“Talking About Race: Geneticists, Philosophers, the Media, and the People”


Brian Cantwell Smith
Thursday, February 26, Humanities Lecture Hall @ 12:00
“The Three R’s: Representation, Registration, and Reality”

Thursday, February 26, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“The Couch or the Bottle: Levels of Abstraction and the Anxious Mind”


Octavio Valadez
Tuesday, March 3, Humanities Lecture Hall @ 12:00
“Co-Teaching and Revolutionary Teaching”


Fabrizzio McManus Guerrero 
Thursday, March 5, Humanities Lecture Hall @ 12:00
“From Queer Theory to Teoria Cuir: Latinamerican appropriations of Gay Identities”

Thursday, March 5, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“Neuro-Biological Explanations of Sexual Orientation and Their Counter-explanations”


February 24, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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Cowell-Stevenson: Lots 107, 109, 110