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2024-05-17
Interdisciplinary Symposium on Neuroscience and Philosophy on 24 June 2024: Too complex to understand? Bridging neuroscience and philosophy to build new tools to study the brain

This is a Satellite Symposium that takes place ahead of the FENS Forum 2024 and ventures into the intersection between neuroscience and philosophy. The aim of this integrative endeavor is to foster interdisciplinary exchange between neuroscientists and philosophers to discuss conceptual approaches, methods and their assumptions, and the interpretive horizon of domains of neuroscience specifically addressing the complexity of the brain. This shall broaden the knowledge of neuroscientists and raise awareness for characteristic problems when dealing with this complexity.

This interdisciplinary event is co-organized by Isabella Sarto-Jackson. The sessions are chaired by: Igor Branchi, Isabella Sarto-Jackson, Markus Kunze, Thomas Bugnyar, Jan-Pieter Konsman, Fátima Sofia Ávila-Cascajares.

With talks by renowned neuroscientists as well as philosophers, this will be an exciting symposium for scientists and philosophers alike, who are interested in interdisciplinary research.

Due to space limitation, please register for this event!

Registration and details: https://www.austrian-neuroscience.at/event-5513268

PROGRAMME

15:00-15.50 – Session 1

Chairs: Igor Branchi, Isabella Sarto-Jackson, Markus Kunze, Thomas Bugnyar


 Philosophy & Neuroscience
 

 
 Markus Kunze
(Medical University of
 Vienna)

 
 Plenary Talk:
 Whole Brain Dynamics, Modelling,
 and the Thermodynamics of the
 Mind
 
 Gustavo Deco
(Pompeu Fabra Univerisity,
 Barcelona)


 Q & A
 

 


15:50-17.10 – Session 2

Chairs: Isabella Sarto-Jackson, Thomas Bugnyar

 Introductory Remarks                 Isabella Sarto-Jackson (Konrad Lorenz
 Institute for Evolution and Cognition
 Research, Klosterneuburg)
 Neuroscience Talk 1:
 The Role of Context in Uncovering
 the Determinants of Brain
 Functioning, Behavior and
 their Interplay
Igor Branchi (Center for Behavioral
 Sciences and Mental Health, Istituto  
 Superiore di Sanità
, Rome)
 Philosophy Talk 1:
 Conceptualizing Environments in
 the Study of Cognition
 
 Alejandro Fabregas-Tejeda
(Katholieke
 Universiteit Leuven)


 General Discussion
 

 

17:10-17.30 – Coffee Break

17:30-18.50 – Session 3

Chairs: Jan-Pieter Konsman, Fátima Sofia Ávila-Cascajares

 
 Introductory Remarks  
            

 

 
 Jan-Pieter Konsman (University of
 Bordeaux)

 
 Neuroscience Talk 2:
 The Dynamcs of Brain Circuits
 as an Emergent Dynamics of
 Information
 
 Demian Battaglia
(Aix-Marseille   
 University)
 Philosophy Talk 2:
 The Tricky Question of
 Failure         
 
 Mazviita Chirimuuta
(University of
 Edinburgh)

 

 General Discussion
 

18:50-19.00 – Wrap Up


 Concluding Remarks                            
 
 
 Markus Kunze
(Medical University of
 Vienna)