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::: center home >> events >> conferences >> 2019-20 >>Neurotech

NeuroTech: An Interdisciplinary Early Career Workshop
on Tools and Technology in Neuroscience

January 24 - 25, 2020
Pittsburgh, PA USA

DAY 1: Mellon Institute room 348, CMU, 4400 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15213

DAY 2: 1008 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt, 4200 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15213

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Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Danielle Bassett (University of Pennsylvania, Department of Bioengineering)
Sarah Robins (University of Kansas, Department of Philosophy)
Carl Craver (Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Philosophy and PNP program)
John Bickle (Mississippi State University Philosophy and University of Mississippi Medical Center)
Astrid Prinz (Emory University, Department of Biology)


 
Topics:
Technological innovation has always played a central role in neuroscientific experimentation and theorizing. Historically, Nissl and Golgi staining methods were crucial to allowing researchers to produce data bearing on the neuron doctrine. More recently, the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative, launched by former President Barack Obama and carried out with support from the NIH, NSF, DARPA, and IARPA, has directed resources into the development of new technologies in the hope that it will improve, or even revolutionize, our understanding of the brain. Additionally, new computational technologies potentially give insight into understanding how to link behaviour to neuroscience in ways that many hope will impact clinical practice.
 
The aim of this workshop is to explore how tools and technology have advanced neuroscience and cognitive science and consider their epistemological and broader philosophical implications. We are inviting abstract submissions linked to the workshop’s main questions:
1)    How are new technologies in neuroscience assessed and revised?
2)    How have new technologies in neuroscience advanced debates in (philosophy of) cognitive science?


 
Organizing Committee:
Morgan Thompson (University of Pittsburgh HPS)
Mahi Hardalupas (University of Pittsburgh HPS)
Colin Allen (University of Pittsburgh HPS)
Nathan Urban (University of Pittsburgh Neurobiology and CNBC)
Carl Craver (Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Philosophy and PNP program)
John Bickle (Mississippi State University Philosophy and University of Mississippi Medical Center)
 
Sponsors:
Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Pittsburgh


 
Questions? Please direct all queries to neurotechconference@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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