[ExI] ExtroBritannia: The neuropsychology of self control - and its implications for AI and brain simulation

estropico estropico at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 07:30:49 UTC 2010

Apologies, I've forgetten the where and when:

13 November 2010 · 14:00 - 16:00

Room 416, 4th floor, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square WC1E 7HX, London


On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 8:20 AM, estropico <estropico at gmail.com> wrote:
> The neuropsychology of self control - and its implications for AI and
> brain simulation
> Tom Michael provides a summary of converging findings from
> neuropsychology, neurology and neuroscience, about how the frontal
> lobes (and to a lesser extent the limbic system) are involved in human
> decision making and self control, and how these processes can go wrong
> following brain injury.
> By studying brain injured individuals we can make much ...more
> sophisticated psychological models of how the human brain works, which
> ultimately will be very useful for anyone wishing to reverse engineer
> the human brain in order to create an artificial intelligence
> ** About the speaker
> Tom Michael is is currently carrying out research towards a PhD in
> neuropsychology. His area of research is about brain injury of the
> frontal lobes, an area of the brain which is critical to self control,
> and how the cognitive and behavioural difficulties that are caused by
> this type of brain injury affect relatives and carers of the brain
> injured person.
> Tom's ambition is to work in clinical psychology rather than to remain
> in academia, although he intends to always maintain an interest in
> psychological and neuroscience research in order to better understand
> the human condition.
> http://sites.google.com/site/tommichaelpsychologist/
> ** About the venue:
> Room 416 is on the fourth floor in the main Birkbeck College building,
> in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington
> Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge
> St tube stations.
> ** About the meeting:
> There's no charge to attend, and everyone is welcome. There will be
> plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to make comments.
> Discussion will continue after the event, in a nearby pub, for those
> who are able to stay.
> Why not join some of the UKH+ regulars for a drink and/or light lunch
> beforehand, any time after 12.30pm, in The Marlborough Arms, 36
> Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ. To find us, look out for a table
> where there's a copy of a book displayed.

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