MIND REVOLUTION - Interface Brain/Computer
International Conference, European Patent Office in Munich,
14. - 17. February 1995
 
Munich
 
No other human organ like the brain has been of similar fascination for scientific research.

On the Academy's first big international conference "Mind Revolution - Interface Brain/Computer" more than 30 experts from the top inernational range gave information about the current state of neuro-technology, artificial intelligence, philosophy, informatics, politics and the arts. Possibilities for repairing and extending life that could become real were shown. During the conference's highlight, the speakers of the different discplines and cultures not only discussed the juridical, sanitary, and economical implications of the neuro sciences but also ethical questions that emerge. The result was a widely noticed "Draft code for a Neuro-Ethic" <Link> and a publication.

Speakers among others: Zygmund Baumann, Ulrich Beck, Swami Paramandanda Bharati, Nils Birbauer, Elisabeth Bronfen, Thomas Christaller, Daniel Dennett, Detlef B. Linke, Christoph Maggioni, Thomas Metzinger, Hans Moravec, Friedrich Pfeiffer, Ernst Pöppel, Manfred Schneider, H. Shimizu, Jean-Didier Vincent, E. Sylvester Vizi. 
 

Program
 
  Immortality as a guiding principle of bio- and computertechnology
 
 
  Freedom for Technology! A model for democratic control of technology
 
 
  Model of mind and body in a non-western culture
 
 
  Chaos and the brain: neurorehabilitation through selfregulation of brain activity
 
 
  Do we know what questions to ask about the brain?
 
 
  Cognitive robots: the biological model of the brain as a metaphor for the control of autonomous systems.
 
 
  Consciousness explained: Is that really possible?
 
 
  Prospects of neurotechnology in Germany. Outline of the project "retina implant" of the Federal Ministery of Education, Science, Research and Technolog (BMBWFT)
 
 
  Interfacing nerve cells and silicon chips
 
 
  Chairman, Presentation of the topic and introduction
 
 
  Transplantation of brain tissue: what can be done now and what can be feasible in the near future?
 
 
  Presentation of the topic and introduction
 
 
  Proposals for the ethics of informatics and neurosciences.
 
 
  Machines inherit human minds
 
 
  Chair, Presentation of the topic and introduction
 
 
  An old walking system newly discovered: Transfer of the biological principle of the stick insect to a six-legged walking machine
 
 
  Brain signals for sensory cursor control
 
 
  Manual gestures: significance of the hand-in-hand cooperation of robots and human beings for the future developments
 
 
  The strange, familiar and forgotten: the neurological basis of subjectivity in perception and language
 
 
  Prolonging life by intervention in the "biological clock"
 
 
  What are the philosophical and social implications of a neurobiologic explanation of consciousness and choice?
 
 
  Autonomous robotic agents: The artificial life approach to artificial intelligence
 
 
  The pleasure to be connected
 
 
  Is the brain a passionate computer? Which integrating functions has the "hormonal" brain?
 
 
  Machines learn to see with the aid of neuronal principles
 
 

 
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