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The cognition-culture-technology interface: Ontological challenges to cognitive neuroscience

Talk by Luis Emilio Bruni (Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University) in the series of "Seminars in Situated Cognition" held monthly at GNOSIS Research Centre, Aarhus University.

Info about event


Wednesday 9 March 2011,  at 12:00 - 14:00

Time and location

Time: March 9 2011 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: GNOSIS Research Centre, DPU, Aarhus University, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen, Denmark, Building C, room 016


I start this talk by postulating three different ways in which the relation between technology and cognitive processes can be considered: cognitive science supporting technology, technology supporting cognitive science and technology and cognitive science “dissolving” into each other.

From there, I prompt a debate on what can be considered today as “cognitive technology” by exploring the contemporary process of technological convergence and the hopes and ambitions of technologists and cognitive neuroscientists. I address particularly the Increasing interrelation between different branches of biology, medicine, cognitive neurosciences, biotechnology, and digital information technologies.

I conclude by opening a discussion on whether new models and conceptions of cognition, mind and consciousness are really addressing the ontological challenges of cognitive neuroscience and the emerging and related field of “neuroethics”.


Bring your own lunch. Coffee and cake will be provided.

Further information

Oliver Kauffmann

GNOSIS Research Centre, Aarhus University, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen, Denmark

T: 0045 - 88 88 93 27

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