Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge and Creativity


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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.

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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)

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End Time

Topic

Video Link 

2:30 PM

2:35 PM

Opening Remarks

Video

2:35 PM

2:45 PM

Ralph Greenspan and Nick Spitzer, How does the brain really work?”

Video

2:45 PM

2:55 PM

Pascal Gagneux, “Anthropogeny:  Where did we come from and how did we get here?”

Video

2:55 PM

3:05 PM

Ayse Saygin “My Robot Friend: Using Neuroscience to Create New Social Agents”

Video

3:05 PM

3:15 PM

Subha Sivagnanam  “Neuroscience Gateway – Enabling cyberinfrastructure for computational neuroscience

Video

3:15 PM

3:30 PM

Panel
Discussion – Technology

Video

3:30 PM

3:40 PM

Shlomo Dubnov “Tracing Narratives - understanding patterns of tension and surprise in Music, Myth and Film

Video

3:40 PM

3:50 PM

Bill Mobley, UCSD Center for Science and Education of Empathy and Compassion

Video

3:50 PM

4:00 PM

Craig McKenzie, “Can Creativity be Increased

Video

4:00 PM

4:10 PM

Kim Rubstein, “Embodying the Creative Mind 

Video

4:10 PM

4:25 PM

Panel
Discussion – Creativity, Imagination, and Identity

Video

4:25 PM

4:45 PM

BREAK

4:45 PM

4:55 PM

Lera Boroditsky, “How the languages we speak shape the ways we think

Video

4:55 PM

5:05 PM

Ben Bergen, “Language and the creation of new knowledge

Video

5:05 PM

5:15 PM

Gert Cauwenberghs, Reverse engineering the cognitive brain

Video

5:15 PM

5:25 PM

David Pedersen, Making Sense of Systemic Change:  Transdisciplinary Approaches to Interaction, Boundaries and Agency

Video

5:25 PM

5:40 PM

Panel

Discussion – Knowledge

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5:40 PM

5:45 PM

Closing
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