Lectures on SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – Homo sapiens
This semester, The Nordic House offers livestreaming from lectures on natural sciences and technology, organized by Århus University in Denmark. Two of the lectures will be held in English.
There will be a short break during the lectures, allowing attendants to exchange views and/or send questions and comments to the lecturer(s) via Twitter or sms.
Free entrance. Coffee will be served during the break.
April 10 (Tue), 18:00-20:00
Ig Nobel Prize: first laugh, then think
Lecture by the founder of the Ig Nobel Prize, Marc Abrahams, and three price winners.
The Ig Nobel Prize is awarded for “peculiar research” that at first make us laugh and then think deeply. Attend this lecture for a humor-filled dive into the prize-winning research and find the vital answers to e.g. “Can a Cat Be Both a Solid and a Liquid?”
See more information here (https://ofn.au.dk/foredrag/57)
May 1 (Tue), 18:00-20:00
Reward, prediction and brain dopamine
Lecture by professor of neuropsychiatry Ray Dolan, University College London, United Kingdom.
Evolution has hardwired the human brain to seek out rewards at all times. Be it food, sex or that next episode on Netflix, the human brain releases a chemical called dopamine to promote recurrence of pleasing activities. This raises the question: How essential is dopamine for mental function?
See more information here (https://ofn.au.dk/foredrag/50)
Note that the lectures are only available during the streaming.