The Aging Brain: A Risky Route to Wisdom?
Have you ever wondered how our brain ages? What changes are associated with normal aging versus those that are related to disease? Join the Medical Research Centre for a discussion around philosophy, artificial intelligence and neuroscience. Our Dr Guy Fletcher will add his own special and preciuos perspective on this very fascinating topic!
As part of the Festival of the Humanities, our own Professor Andy Clark will give a lecture open to all entitled "Being and Computing: Are You Your Brain, and Is Your Brain a Computer?".
He will help us explore the fascinating current state of the art of research at the interface of philosophy, computational neuroscience, robotics and artificial intelligence. Are you sure you want to miss it?
Have you already seen Interstellar, the new movie by Christopher Nolan?
Take a look at our own Dr Alasdair Richmond's view on the science behind it!
October 16th (Thursday) from 6pm to 7pm at Penicuik Library, Midlothian, Dr Mark Sprevak introduces aspects of Alan Turing’s work and life, including the famous Turing Test!
For one night, researchers and public will get together to share ideas, discoveries and curious facts!
Explorathon'14 - Join us for an extravaganza of discovery, debate and entertainment as we celebrate European Researchers’ Night across Scotland on Friday 26 Sept.
Eidyn will be at the National Museum of Scotland with two brilliant events:
What is the origin of our universe? What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents with consciousness?
Have you always been fascinated by the big questions of sciences? Our new free MOOC "Philosophy and the Sciences" is what you need!
It's starting on October 20th...still time to enroll! Don't miss this unique opportunity!
Self-generated thinking is what we use to evaluate past experiences in order to plan for the future. It allows a self to escape the here and now, an ability that would seem to matter a great deal for self-control. But:
The variable is perhaps the most distinctively mathematical of all notions; it is certainly also one of the most difficult to understand. (Russell 1903, §86) Dr Bryan Pickel, Dr Brian Rabern and Dr Anders Schoubye's new project "Variables" aimes to:
Eidyn is pleased to announce that Professor Jessica Wilson, Eidyn's regular visiting professors, and Professor Benj Hellie from the University of Toronto are visiting from August 10 to August 24!
Prof Wilson's research interests are in general metaphysics and the metaphysics of science and mind. Prof Hellie's research interests are in philosophy of mind and language.
Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone, the textbook for Eidyn's new MOOC starting in October 2014, is coming out soon!
It will address questions such as:
- What is the origin of our universe?
- What are dark matter and dark energy?
- What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge?
- What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness?