The future of the Human Mind

public dialogue

14 apr 2011

A public dialogue organised by the Club of Amsterdam


Human Mind - By Club of Amsterdam Felix Bopp

Ever since humans became aware of their mind, they have been questioning its origin. Is the mind part of the physical body, or does it exists by it’s own? New developments within the neurosciences address this matter in a way that will very likely change our view on ourselves and the world for good. The discovery of mirror neurons provides a neurological basis for social behaviour and it might even give an explanation for the explosive evolution of culture amongst human beings. Will these developments lead to the conclusion that we are all nothing but very complicated computers in the end, which can be replaced by robots? And where does this leave philosophical concepts as consciousness, free will, morality and art for instance?

The speakers and topics are:
Luc Sala: Personality types and your brain

Humberto Schwab, Philosopher: Human mind is more body

Maurizio Zollo, Bocconi Dean’s Chaired Professor in Strategy and Corporate Responsibility, Bocconi University; Program Director, Neuroscientific Foundations of Strategic Decisions
Strategic management and neuro-sciences

Moderated by Adda van Zanden, Actress

Exhibition by Maartje van Buuren

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