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The future of the mind

The future of the mind

What are the promises and risks of digitalization for our brains? To answer this question, The Future of the Mind symposium at the Donders Institute explored the intersection of behavioral and neuroscience, artificial intelligence, ethics, economy, philosophy, and law.

Exploring Consciousness: Daniel Dennett’s Legacy

Exploring Consciousness: Daniel Dennett’s Legacy

“The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.” This was said by Daniel Dennett, a world-renowned American Philosopher who sadly passed away on 19 April. He certainly followed his own word and left a legacy of his work on consciousness, free will, ethics and artificial intelligence. Let’s explore some of his ideas!

Your brain is a time machine

Your brain is a time machine

On the surface level, we all seem to have a common-sense notion of what time is, the flow of time seems natural to us, and we seem to swim in it. But when you consider what modern physics has understood about time, it is like holding a snowflake. Gradually, as you study it, it melts between your fingers and vanishes.

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