The relationship between the brain and behavior, cognition, development and learning; the impact of history and culture on the ways people think and act; the social function of technology; the nature of the built environment and the quality of design itself are just a few of the areas of inquiry to be explored in this broad area. The scholarship and discoveries possible in this realm will have lasting impacts around the world.
UC San Diego is one of the world’s leading institutions in the study of the brain, the mind, and behavioral sciences. Already collaborating on campus are neuroscientists, biologists, cognitive scientists, philosophers, visual artists and engineers. The Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, Qualcomm Institute, Social Science, Arts & Humanities and other groups will work together in creative ways to expand our understanding of human growth, culture, language – and our very selves.
Please share your ideas with others from across campus in this thought-provoking discussion.
Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge and Creativity - AGENDA AT A GLANCE
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 2:30pm to 6:00pm
Medical Education Training Facility Auditorium (MET Auditorium)
Ralph Greenspan and Nick Spitzer, “How does the brain really work?”
Pascal Gagneux, “Anthropogeny: Where did we come from and how did we get here?”
Bill Mobley, UCSD Center for Science and Education of Empathy and Compassion
Craig McKenzie, “Can Creativity be Increased”
Kim Rubstein, “Embodying the Creative Mind”
Lera Boroditsky, “How the languages we speak shape the ways we think”
Ben Bergen, “Language and the creation of new knowledge”
Gert Cauwenberghs, “Reverse engineering the cognitive brain”
Discussion – Knowledge