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January 2015

Michael Anderson: "Neural Reuse and Hebbian Learning: Two Kinds of Neuroplasticity in the Brain"

January 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Guest Lectures for “Introduction to Philosophy” (Phil 11) and “Brain, Mind, and Consciousness” (Cowell 39), co-taught by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, UCSC, Winter 2015. Michael L. Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at F&M, and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he is also a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science. He earned a B.S. with honors…

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February 2015

Brian Cantwell Smith: "The Couch or the Bottle: Levels of Abstraction and the Anxious Mind"

February 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Guest Lectures for “Introduction to Philosophy” (Phil 11) and “Brain, Mind, and Consciousness” (Cowell 39), co-taught by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, UCSC, Winter 2015. Brian Cantwell Smith received his B.S. (1974), M.S. (1978) and Ph.D. (1982) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After receiving his doctorate, he held senior research and administrative positions at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre in California, and was an adjunct associate professor in the Philosophy and Computer Science departments at Stanford University. He was a…

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March 2015

Fabrizzio McManus Guerrero: "Neuro-Biological Explanations of Sexual Orientation and Their Counter-Explanations"

March 5, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Guest Lectures for “Introduction to Philosophy” (Phil 11) and “Brain, Mind, and Consciousness” (Cowell 39), co-taught by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, UCSC, Winter 2015. Explaining Sexual Orientation, or for that matter, Gender Identity in Trans subjects, has been at the core of Human Biology for the last 150 years. The technological innovations that nowadays allow us to gain epistemic access to the brain in terms of its structure, physiology and development are only the most recent examples of this historical trend.…

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