“Building Minds: Microchips & Molecules” Symposium – May 18, 2015

Psychology in Action is proud to announce the fourth annual Psychology Interdisciplinary Events symposium, Monday, May 18th, 2015, from 4 to 6pm in UCLA’s CNSI Auditorium. The discussion will focus on various attempts to create artificial minds and what they tell us about our own minds. The event is completely FREE and open to the general public! We hope to see you there!

James K. Gimzewski, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UCLA
Timothy Busbice, Founder & CTO, Connectomix
Randal A. Koene, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Carboncopies.org
Brian L. Keeley, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Pitzer College

Moderated by Martin M. Monti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neurosurgery, UCLA

Funded by the UCLA Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board


Can computer chips be designed to mimic the human brain? Can a simulation of neural connections give rise to lifelike behavior? Can human minds live on in a computer? What can cyborgs tell us about senses?

We will discuss various approaches to building artificial minds and what such efforts suggest about our own minds. Join us in exploring the intersections between the fields of neurorobotics, psychology, philosophy, chemistry, and computational neuroscience.

Each speaker will present a short talk, and we will conclude with a moderated Q&A panel discussion.

Please visit our Building Minds on Facebook to RSVP (not required to attend).