Lunch hour lectures repository Spring 2011
- Who enjoys shopping in Ikea?
- Building scientific models with computers
- Stabilising the global population: Where next for the Millennium Development Goals for health and nutrition?
- Lisbon, 1939-45: the untold story of Portugal and the Jewish refugees
- Homophobia: a global phenomenon
- Landing on a planet at 600 miles per hour
- From prehistory to the London blitz: foreshore archaeology and a rising river
- Sex education via the media: promises and pitfalls
- Will robots take over the world?
- The origins of the ‘ndrangheta of Calabria: Italy’s most powerful mafia
- Genetic testing in the 21st century: Should we screen the human embryonic genome before implantation?
- Sex, Drugs, the Internet and Juries
- Should the brain be left to neuroscientists?
- Great 2 meet u IRL :-) Twitter and digital identity
- Would you give your right arm to protect your heart?
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Should the brain be left to neuroscientists?
21 March 2011
15 March 2011
Dr Daniel Glaser (UCL Psychology)
the 'decade of the brain' in the 1990s an increasing range of previously taboo
subjects have been examined by neuroscientists. These include autobiographical
memory, aesthetics, love and of course consciousness itself. The rise of
imaging techniques which provide engaging pictures of brain activity have added
to the appeal. Of course plenty of other disciplines within the arts as well as
science put the brain at the heart of their project. But how effectively has
neuroscience integrated these other approaches into its work? And should the direction
of brain research be left to scientists anyway?
This lecture marks Brain Awareness Week 14-20 March.
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