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The ISSF supports a new and vigorous external speakers programme in the Neurohumanities that is managed by a cross-disciplinary seminar organizing committee. These are designed to bring STEM and humanities researches to reflect, discuss and think together, as well as to provide a platform for public engagement.

It further funds workshops and discussion meetings that connect STEM and Humanities.

It also provides seed grants for the development of new interdisciplinary research, particularly in the arts and humanities that connect to neuroscience and brain health.

Neurohumanities Public Talks 2019

All lectures will take place on Thursdays at 4:00PM unless otherwise stated and will be followed by a reception.

Date Venue Speaker Topic
March 7th, 2019 JM Synge Francis Fallon, St. John's University Philosophy of Information
April 5th, 2019 Science Gallery Caitlin Vander Weele, MIT & Interstellate Neuroart
April 8th, 2019 Ed Burke Celeste Kidd, UC Berkeley Feminism & Academia
April 17th, 2019 Science Gallery* Invited Neuroscientists from TCIN as part of BNA festival. The Future of Depression
April 26th, 2019 Science Gallery Mike Eisen, UC Berkeley and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Curing the Pathologies of Academic Publishing.
May 2nd, 2019 Science Gallery

Charles Weijer, Western University

“Consciousness Unbound: The ethics of neuroimaging after serious brain injury”

May 16th, 2019 Science Gallery Robert Scanlan, Harvard University Beckett & the Mind
June 20th, 2019 LB11* Peter Whitehouse, Cleveland University "Exploring Neuroculture: science, ethics and humanities?"
July 4th, 2019 Science Gallery Tim Bayne, Monash University "Brain Decoding: How to Read Minds"
Aug 28th, 2019 6.30pm Trinity Business School* Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania What Does it Mean to Be Human?
Sept 5th, 2019 5.00pm Science Gallery Raymond Tallis, University of Liverpool 'Was Schubert a Musical Brain?'
Sept 12th, 2019 6.30pm Ed Burke James Gleick, New York Times/Independent Nature of Time
Oct 3rd, 2019 TLRH Lauri Nummenmaa, University of Turku

"The cinematic brain: Mapping the human emotion circuits with motion pictures”

Nov 7th, 2019 Science Gallery Dana Walrath, Vermont University/Trinity College Dublin TBD
Jan 2020 TBC Ian Robertson, Trinity College Dublin TBD
*complemenatry topic but organised by Science Gallery/BNA & TLRH as part of their programs.