Brains and Computers
Monday, 3 April 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
The future of neuroscience and
understanding the complexity of the human mind
Two of the world’s leading brain researchers will come together to discuss some of the latest international efforts to understand the brain. They will discuss two massive initiatives – the US based Allen Institute for Brain Science and European Human Brain Project. By combining neuroscience with the power of computing both projects are harnessing the efforts of hundreds of neuroscientists in unprecedented collaborations aimed at unravelling the mysteries of the human brain.
This unique FREE public event, hosted by ABC Radio and TV personality Bernie Hobbs, will feature two presentations by each brain researcher followed by an interactive discussion with the audience.
This is your chance to ask the big brain questions.
Professor Christof Koch
President and Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA
Professor Koch leads a large scale, 10-year effort to build brain observatories to map, analyse and understand the mouse and human cerebral cortex. His work integrates theoretical, computational and experimental neuroscience. Professor Koch pioneered the scientific study of consciousness with his long-time collaborator, the late Nobel laureate Francis Crick. Learn more about the Allen Institute for Brain Science and Christof Koch.
Professor Karlheinz Meier
Co-Director and Vice Chair of the Human Brain Project
Professor of Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Professor Meier is a physicist working on unravelling theoretical principles of brain information processing and transferring them to novel computer architectures. He has led major European initiatives that combine neuroscience with information science. Professor Meier is a co-founder of the European Human Brain Project where he leads the research to create brain-inspired computing paradigms. Learn more about the Human Brain Project and Karlheinz Meier.
This event is brought to you by the
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function.
Discovering how the brain interacts with the world.
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ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function seeks to better understand how the brain interacts with the world by focusing on the brain’s intricate structure and functions that underlie attention, prediction and decision-making.
To achieve this goal, we are facilitating collaborations amongst Australia’s leading brain researchers in the fields of brain anatomy and physiology, neuronal networks, neural circuits, brain systems, human behaviour and neurotechnologies.
By integrating the work of neuroscientists, physicists and engineers, we are making significant advances in unravelling the mysteries of the brain and how it interacts with the world.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function is supported by the Australian Research Council.
The Centre's Collaborating Organisations are: Monash University, The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland, Australian National University, The University of Melbourne and The University of New South Wales.