MBB events: John Assad and Daniel Dennett


This Friday, the 4th of November, 4-5pm come to Adams House Upper Common Room

to chat with the one and only

Prof. John Assad

As always we’ll have yummy cookies, delicious teas, and great company. We’ll be talking about

‘What links our sensations with our actions?’

Professor John Assad teaches in the Biophysics department of Neurobiology at the Harvard Medical School, though he is currently conducting research in beautiful Italy. His primary focus of interest lies in finding out why we do what we do exactly when we we do it. Talk with us to better understand how we link external information together to produce certain actions. The tea will be very informal, come with or without specific questions for a fun conversation and delicious treats!


Failures of Imagination and the “Mystery” of Consciousness
A Seminar with
Professor Daniel Dennett

Tuesday, November 8, 4:30-5:30 pm
Emerson 305

Space is limited! This is event will be lotteried to keep the discussion and Q&A informal and intimate. Click here to sign-up – students on the HSMBB mailing list will get two slots in the lottery.

Professor Daniel Dennett is the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University and teaches as Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy . His research varies from philosophy of mind to philosophy of science and biology, as well as evolutionary biology and cognitive science. Although this is a talk about consciousness and cognition, some may recognize Professor Dennett as one of the so-called “Four Horsemen of New Atheism” along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens.

Of this seminar, Professor Dennett says that the title says it all.

Sign-up for the lottery before 11:59pm this Saturday. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dFFlS3RKV19Bejd5aFZSdmFvelhRelE6MQ#gid=0

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