04/07/11          MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

            MATH COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 11:00 AM, STR 138

 

SPEAKER:    James Nystrom, Ph.D., Associate Professor,

            Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University

         

TITLE:          On some theoretical problems with brain emulation

 

ABSTRACT:

 

For this seminar I will first present some background information from a recent conference paper where I “developed a deep analogy between modern computational techniques and a view of Universe as computation.” (See, e.g., http://myhomepage.ferris.edu/~nystroj/new_ontology.pdf)

 

In the last part of the seminar I will present a new talk which focuses on some theoretical problems that may result if in fact working brain emulations are built. The highlighted problems would be the direct result of a specific type of (quantum mechanical based) dualism that may exist between mind-stuff and matter-stuff in our Universe. (For a complete abstract of this talk, see http://myhomepage.ferris.edu/~nystroj/tosc_nys_brain.pdf)

 

 

REFRESHMENTS:  11:00 AM, STARR #138

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