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The mystery of the human brain

21 November at 6:30 p.m.

Without fully understanding the essence, origin and nature of consciousness, we already face challenges in the 21st century surrounding the potential —or perhaps the myth— of cultivating consciousness beyond the confines of the Homo Sapiens brain. Increasingly, we are witnessing a greater need for dialogue between philosophy and science. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we headed? Now, technology allows us to detect “conscious” activity in individuals once believed to be in an irreversible vegetative state.
In contemporary laboratories, brain organoids, often referred to as “cerebroids”, with cortical activity and responsive reactions to stimuli, have already been successfully cultivated. Is there potential for these brain organoids to become artificial biological minds? Is there a possibility for these structures to integrate with what we commonly refer to as artificial intelligence? To conclude, although we haven’t reached a full understanding of its origin and roots, is it possible to foresee what the future holds for our self-perceived “consciousness”?
On Tuesday, 21 November, in collaboration with the Ateneu Barcelonès, we have organised this talk as part of the Lecture Series "More intelligent, more human? Algorithms, society and culture", Professor Bernabé Robles del Olmo, an expert in bioethics and neurology, will delve into the issues surrounding human consciousness during the talk.
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21 November at 6:30 p.m.
Ateneu Barcelonès
Calle Canuda, 6, Barcelona
Oriol Bohigas Auditorium
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