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Natalia Carrillo: "A History of the Action Potential"
February 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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 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:
Tuesday, January 27, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“Building Blocks of the Brain: Neuron and Glia Form & Function”
Thursday, January 29, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“Neural Reuse and Hebbian Learning: Two Kinds of Neuroplasticity in the Brain”
Tuesday, February 3, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“The Suggestible Nature of Motion Perception”
Thursday, February 12, Humanities Lecture Hall @ 12:00
“Autism & Neurodiversity”
Thursday, February 12, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“Embodied Meaning, Thinking, and Communication”
Tuesday, February 17, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“Enduring Wisdom, Mindfulness & Emerging Neuroscience”
John Brown Childs
Thursday, February 19, Humanities Lecture Hall @ 12:00
Thursday, February 19, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“Dragon Taming for Smart People”
Tuesday, February 24, Stevenson 175 @ 6:00
“A History of the Action Potential”
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”
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”