Axons and Axioms Episode 4- Live Free or fMRI Hard [Brain Imaging]

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    Barry C. Smith on Neuroscience — Philosophers of mind have traditionally introspected sitting alone in their rooms. Now new developments in neuroscience are producing surprising results, some of which are relevant to philosophy. Phenomena such as blind sight and mirror neurones suggest that we would be foolish to decide what is possible a priori.

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  2. #128: Neuroscience, the Customer Experience, and the Data Therein with Diana Lucaci - The Digital Analytics Power Hour: Data and Analytics Podcast

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    https://www.analyticshour.io/2019/11/19/neuroscience-the-customer-experience-and-the-data-therein-with-diana-lucaci/

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  3. Axons and Axioms Episode 2- Judgment Day [Free Will]

    A growing body of research in cognitive neuroscience seems to be suggesting that the concept of free will may be nothing but an illusion. It’s fair to say that both Tim and Derek think neuroscience might one day show that human actions, much like other events, are caused by nothing more than previous events and the laws of nature. This is the philosophical position known as ‘determinism.’ Where the A&A hosts disagree is whether this kind of determinism is threatening to free will (at least to the kinds of free will we are usually concerned with) or if the two might be compatible.

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  4. This is Your Brain on God | Michael Ferguson | TEDxSaltLakeCity

    Can science give us insights into age-old questions about religion? In this talk, Dr. Michael Ferguson describes the study he and his team conducted on believing Mormons when they reported to "feel the Spirit," a central event in Mormon worship. What they found might surprise both believers and skeptics.

    Michael Ferguson is inspired by questions about human brains and the gods they adore. His research program examines the intersections of culture and brain through the lenses of cutting-edge fMRI methods and cognitive neuroscience. Most recently, he is conducting interdisciplinary work with philosophy of mind to analytically describe intelligence. As a graduate student at the University of Utah’s department of bioengineering, he, his committee chair, and co-investigators designed and executed a first-of- its-kind fMRI study, looking at the brain activity of returned missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while the research participants were involved in acts of religious worship and devotion. Michael and his husband were the first same-sex couple legally married in the state of Utah, and they retain a major portion of their heart and love in Salt Lake City. They currently live in upstate New York, the spiritual cradle of their native faith.

    This talk was given at a TEDx…

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  5. Axons and Axioms Episode 3- The Matrix Revolutions [Brain in a Vat]

    In this episode we ask a provocative question: Given what we know about the brain, is it possible that we live in “The Matrix?” Tim argues that, if all our brains are doing is using sensory information to validate an internal model of the outside world, then as long as those expectations are being met in the right way, it would be theoretically feasible to simulate them. Is it really that far fetched that these could be replaced with artificial wires and sensors? In fact, we’re already starting to do that in neuroscience right now.

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