The Neuropsychology of Self Control – and its Implications for AI [UKH+] (6/8)

The neuropsychology of self control – and its implications for AI and brain simulation. Slides: Tom Michael provides a summary of converging findings from neuropsychology, neurology and neuroscience, about how the frontal lobes (and to a lesser extent the limbic system) are involved in human decision making and self control, and how these processes can go wrong following brain injury. By studying brain injured individuals we can make much more sophisticated psychological models of how the human brain works, which ultimately will be very useful for anyone wishing to reverse engineer the human brain in order to create an artificial intelligence. ** About the speaker Tom Michael is is currently carrying out research towards a PhD in neuropsychology. His area of research is about brain injury of the frontal lobes, an area of the brain which is critical to self control, and how the cognitive and behavioural difficulties that are caused by this type of brain injury affect relatives and carers of the brain injured person. Tom’s ambition is to work in clinical psychology rather than to remain in academia, although he intends to always maintain an interest in psychological and neuroscience research in order to better understand the human condition. This lecture was recorded on 13th of November 2010 at the UKH+ meeting. For information on further meetings please see:
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