Do We Need the Brain?

On 24 February 2017, Prof. Jerzy Silberring of the Chair of Biochemistry and Neurobiology of the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics at the AGH University of Science and Technology delivered a lecture entitled “Do We Need the Brain?” at the Collegium Novum auditorium.
The lecture focused on the basics of brain operation and its impact on our behaviour. What percentage of the human brain is indispensable to ensure proper functioning? What makes us like to return to pleasant things and events and why to some such pleasures are not enough and they need to drink or take drugs? Will neuroscience help us memorise more efficiently and what to do in order not to get on the examiner’s bad side? What chance of teaching his/her students something does the teacher stand in the face of the "cram, pass and forget" principle they cherish? When does the brain fool us? These and other questions, of interest not just to university students, were discussed during the meeting.

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