Neurophilosophy

Archives for April, 2008

EMBL NeuroSchool

From my inbox: First Interdisciplinary NeuroSchool of the European Neuroscience and Society Network, EMBL, Monterotondo (Rome) Sept. 28th-Oct. 5th We are pleased to invite applications to the first interdisciplinary ‘NeuroSchool’ of the European Neuroscience and Society Network, a five year programme involving leading neuroscientists and social scientists from eleven European countries in collaborative research and…

Rooks can cooperate to solve problems

It now seems clear that we have grossly underestimated the cognitive abilities of other animals. In recent years, research has shown, for example, that African cichlids use simple logic to infer their social status, and that rodents can think abstractly and learn to use tools.  Birds also display quite remarkable intelligence: the ability of crows…

Bring me brain boosters Bora

Bora Zivkovic is coming to London on Wednesday April 9th, and several events have been organized for his visit, which I’ll be going to. First, there’ll be a behind-the-scenes tour of the Natural History Museum, starting at 4.30pm, followed by a few drinks at The Queen’s Arms. If you’re in London and would like to…

Paris Hilton has a brain?

My broadband connection was down for the whole day yesterday, so I was unable to link to the latest edition of Encephalon, which is now up at Of Two Minds and is, apparently, hosted by none other than Paris Hilton. As usual, this edition includes some fantastic entries from some of the best neuroscience and…