ISCAST member Ian Barns is participating in a conversation with Jonathan Cornford (Director of Mann Gum: Enough for All) about his new book, Coming Back to Earth.
This talk at Melbourne University about the brain–machine interface might be of interest to ISCAST members. (ISCAST fellow Graeme Clark was a pioneer with his bionic ear.) The field is rife with ethical, philosophical, and theological issues as the human capacity to blur the lines between body and machine increases.
Date: Tuesday 23rd May at 7.30 pm
Speaker: Associate Professor Alan Gijsbers, MBBS, FRACP, FAChAM, DTM&H, PGDip Epi
Lecture Title: "Is the brain just a computer made of flesh? What does neuroscience say about who I am?"
Venue: Main Common Room, New College, UNSW, (H6; downloadable map to come) The New College entrance is at 330 Anzac Pde, Kensington.
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