Immanuel Kant: Pioneer neuroscientist

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 2 June

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  • Immanuel Kant

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Price

Standard £12

Concession £8

Associate £6

Free to Members, Faraday Members and Fellows

Event description

Kant argued that our concept of space was not derived from sensations arising from our interaction with the physical world, but instead represented the a priori basis for our perception of the world in the first place. In this talk, John O’Keefe will examine the evidence from neuroscience that brain areas in the temporal lobes are dedicated to this construction of space, independent of experience.

This event is now SOLD OUT. To be added to the waiting list, please visit our Eventbrite page. There are still spaces for the last talk in our series focussing on the philosophy of biology: Life as we know it.

About the speaker

John O'Keefe is Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL.

Guest Curator

This event is part of a series of talks exploring the philosophy of biological complexity, curated by Michela Massimi. She is an expert in Kant, and the intersection between contemporary philosophical problems and scientific practice. Please note that each event is stand-alone so you can attend as many as you wish.

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