We are happy to announce the Third Annual Julesz Lecture on Brain Research by Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran. The topic of Dr. Ramachandran's lecture is "What Neurology Can Reveal About the Human Mind: The Moving Mind: Body, Brain, and Creativity" and will take place on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 4:30pm in the Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall in Piscataway, NJ.
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|
"The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human"
"A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers"
Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854
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