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Re: ExtroBritannia: The neuropsychology of self control - and its implications for AI and brain simulation

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  • estropico
    Apologies, I ve forgetten the where and when: 13 November · 14:00 - 16:00 Room 416, 4th floor, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square WC1E 7HX, London Cheers,
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      Apologies, I've forgetten the where and when:

      13 November · 14:00 - 16:00

      Room 416, 4th floor, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square WC1E 7HX, London

      Cheers,
      Fabio

      On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 8:25 AM, estropico <estropico@...> wrote:
      > The neuropsychology of self control - and its implications for AI and
      > brain simulation
      >
      > Tom Michael provides a summary of converging findings from
      > neuropsychology, neurology and neuroscience, about how the frontal
      > lobes (and to a lesser extent the limbic system) are involved in human
      > decision making and self control, and how these processes can go wrong
      > following brain injury.
      >
      > By studying brain injured individuals we can make much ...more
      > sophisticated psychological models of how the human brain works, which
      > ultimately will be very useful for anyone wishing to reverse engineer
      > the human brain in order to create an artificial intelligence
      >
      > ** About the speaker
      >
      > Tom Michael is is currently carrying out research towards a PhD in
      > neuropsychology. His area of research is about brain injury of the
      > frontal lobes, an area of the brain which is critical to self control,
      > and how the cognitive and behavioural difficulties that are caused by
      > this type of brain injury affect relatives and carers of the brain
      > injured person.
      >
      > Tom's ambition is to work in clinical psychology rather than to remain
      > in academia, although he intends to always maintain an interest in
      > psychological and neuroscience research in order to better understand
      > the human condition.
      >
      > http://sites.google.com/site/tommichaelpsychologist/
      >
      > ** About the venue:
      >
      > Room 416 is on the fourth floor in the main Birkbeck College building,
      > in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington
      > Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge
      > St tube stations.
      >
      > ** About the meeting:
      >
      > There's no charge to attend, and everyone is welcome. There will be
      > plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to make comments.
      >
      > Discussion will continue after the event, in a nearby pub, for those
      > who are able to stay.
      >
      > Why not join some of the UKH+ regulars for a drink and/or light lunch
      > beforehand, any time after 12.30pm, in The Marlborough Arms, 36
      > Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ. To find us, look out for a table
      > where there's a copy of a book displayed.
      >
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