LU 350 år: The Amazing Brain Symposium
Date(s) - 06/09/2017
9:30 f m - 5:00 e m
The human brain is a wonderfully complex organ and one of the grand challenges for research in the 21st century. The Amazing Brain Symposium, the main event during our fourth science week dedicated to the brain, embraces this challenge.
A host of world renowned scientists, representing different facets of the neuroscience community, will share their latest discoveries with the public. These leading brain scientists will unravel some of the secrets of how the brain works and help you to understand how this jelly-like clump inside our skulls can generate everything from actions and emotions to thoughts, memories and conscience.
The event is open to everybody curious to learn how this amazing organ can make sense of the world around us.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED due to limited amount capacity.
To register please click here.
09:30 – 09:40 – Welcome
09:40 – 10:15 – Six myths about the Human Brain, presentation by Sir Colin Blakemore (UK)
10:15 – 10:50 – How we find our way: Brain maps for space, presentation by Edvard Moser (Norway)
10:50 – 11:20 – Coffee break
11:20 – 11:55 – Decoding Thought from the Human Brain, presentation by Robert T. Knight (US)
11:55 – 12:30 – A Close Look at the Mathematician’s Brain?, presentation by Stanislas Dehaene (France)
12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch
13:30 – 14:05 – Sex chromosomes, language, autism and the brain: unravelling the mystery, presentation by Dorothy V. M. Bishop (UK)
14.05 – 14:40 – Inside the interactive brain, presentation by Antonia Hamilton (UK)
14:40 – 15:10 – Coffee break
15:10 – 15:45 – From Perception to Pleasure: the Brain Basis of Music, presentation by Robert Zatorre (Canada)
15:45 – 15:55 – Musical Intermezzo
15:55 – 16:30 – Why human intelligence and the human brain cannot be simulated or reproduced by digital computers, presentation by Miguel Nicolelis (US)
16:30 – 17:00 – Questions from the audience
This symposium is part of the science week ”The Amazing Brain”, which takes place 4-10 September 2017.
See all the events during this week (in Swedish)