Third Annual Julesz Lecture on Brain Research
Saturday, February 1, 2014 @ 4:30pm
Livingston Campus Center, Livingston Hall, Piscataway, NJ
Béla Julesz (1928-2003)
Salvador Dali's "Cybernetic Odalisque - Homage to Béla Julesz" (1978)
(Best seen with red-green glasses)
|4:30 - 4:35pm
||Introduction by Professor Brian McLaughlin|
|4:35 - 4:40pm||Tribute to Bela Julesz by Professor Eileen Kowler|
|4:40 - 4:45pm||Speaker Introduction by Professor Alan Gilchrist|
|4:45 - 5:45pm||
Lecture by Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Director, Center for Brain and Cognition
"What Neurology Can Reveal About the Human Mind: The Moving Mind: Body, Brain, and Creativity"
Despite breathtaking progress in brain imaging, our knowledge of how the human brain works remains rudimentary; what we need are conceptual advances. Even Freud recognized that the key to understanding human nature and human consciousness lies in neuroscience; especially what currently goes by the name cognitive neuroscience. Our lab studies behavioral deficits arising from focal brain changes. We will use three neurological syndromes to illustrate this approach; xenomelia, phantom limb, and synesthesia. The implications of these syndromes for understanding hitherto enigmatic and elusive aspects of the mind will be explored.
|5:45 - 6:05pm
||Q & A / Discussion|
|6:15 - 7:30pm||Reception|
Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854
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