CAS lecture series – Building Commander Data’s brain: Thoughts toward a global brain theory; a talk by Dr. David Bashor. Friday, March 12th at 10:00 am, in Woodward 338

Throughout the last decade, Larry Swanson, a well-known neuroanatomist, has been pushing the idea that “the basic organization of the nervous system remains mysterious [because] a consensus enumeration of its functional systems has not been achieved.” (2001, p.526, also 2009 Soc. For Neuroscience meeting) He proposes a four-part functional model primarily based in anatomy, which will serve as the anchor for this talk. As we know, “the devil is in the details,” and a high-level theory may leave us unsatisfied. I will flesh out Swanson’s idea with examples of some complementary brain theories, including the skeleton of my own theory. I have kept the number of slides to a minimum, to allow plenty of time for discussion.]

Start Date: 
Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 10:00
Woodward 338
Contact Name: 
Dr. David Bashor