The Center for Cognition & Neurosciences is pleased to announce that a special CONNEX seminar by Andy Clark will take place in Room 2-VIS (NB building, Solbosch campus) at 12:00 at the Université libre de Bruxelles.
Clark will talk about “Consciousness and the predictive brain”. All are welcome, come in numbers!
Abstract: Recent work in computational and cognitive neuroscience depicts the brain as an ever-active multi-level prediction machine. In this talk, I ask what, if anything, this emerging vision has to say about the nature and mechanistic underpinnings of conscious experience.
Bio (from wikipedia): Andy Clark is a professor of philosophy and Chair in Logic and Metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.Before this, he was director of the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and previously taught at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and the University of Sussex in England. Clark is one of the founding members of the CONTACT collaborative research project whose aim is to investigate the role environment plays in shaping the nature of conscious experience. Clark’s papers and books deal with the philosophy of mind and he is considered a leading scientist in mind extension. He has also written extensively on connectionism, robotics and the role and nature of mental representation.