"Can a Robot See the way we see? -- Neuroscientific Approach to Human Consciousness" ECE GSA Seminar Presentation

April 26, 2006
The ECE GSA is hosting Dr. Jung-Ang Lee's presentation;
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"Can a Robot See the way we see? -- Neuroscientific Approach to Human Consciousness"
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        The main theme of the presentation will be to prune away prevailing misunderstanding/misinformation on consciousness, in particular on the concept of self, by providing a summary of current understanding of human consciousness recently garnered in the field of neuroscience.
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        The speaker, who is conversant with modern physics, theory of computation, and mathematical logic on top of his specialty (neurobiology), is expected to present a thought-provoking and even intuition-shattering talk in a lively manner.
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        A similar presentation by the speaker was previously given to RTP area behavioral scientists at the KECK Center's Behavioral Science Meeting at NCSU last November.       
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BIO:
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       Though I am currently working as a research scientist at the Biomedical/Bioengineering Research Institute at North Carolina Central University, I prefer to think of myself as an independent thinker.  My undergraduate degree in Biochemistry is from Yonsei University in Korea.  I recieved my Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Neuroscience.
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       As a result of my personality, coupled with the very harsh political circumstances in my country, I have come view ANY kind of knowledge/ideas that were given to me in the form of authority with a thourough and systematic skepticism.  This skepticism of knowledge/ideas went so far as to include the validity of mathematical truth, which in turn led to my personal discovery of Godel's theorem.  This systematic method of critical thinking has been the most important asset in my career as a knowledge worker--Neuroscientist.