Neuroscience Study Group
The Mind and Consciousness
The next meeting of the Neuroscience Study Group is scheduled for the second Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Please note that the meeting date has been moved back to the second Tuesday of the month because the third Tuesday is just before the Thanksgiving holiday when the winter festivities begin.
The meeting will start at 2 pm in my apartment, #1909 at the Vi. Guests are welcome but a call to Bea Rose is necessary 1. to ensure space in the apartment (it is limited) and 2. to alert the Valets because car traffic will be increased during the holidays and they are to be informed if more than 3 guests are expected (a standing rule).
Our reading assignment is as follows:
1. Chapter 4. “TELEKINESIS” in Michio Kaku’s book The Future of the Mind. While some of it is rather technical, as was the previous chapter, the implications and Kaku’s predictions may make you wonder how fast and close are we to them.
2. Chapter 3. "MISCHIEF AND CRAFT” in Peter Godfrey Smith’s book Other Minds-The Octopus, The Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness.
3. Chapter 3. “KALI - THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE FISHES” in Sy Montgomery’s book The Soul of an Octopus - A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness.