“Curious Minds” is back for our 4th season! The last three season have had a great reception both from our audiences and from our speakers. In fact, several of our guest speakers have commented that Curious Minds is the best community-based Science Lecture series in Scotland!! This year, we have another stellar cast of guests from Universities and Research labs all over the country. From micro-biology to asteroid mining via children’s fashion and the enduring mystery of consciousness – we have something to stimulate everyone’s intellectual curiosity.
Consciousness remains one of the least understood areas of Science. We all live with it but, what is it? The question can be approached from two directions. Neuroscience takes a bottom-up “how does it work” approach while Philosphy tackles the problem from a top-down “what does it mean” direction. When we asked Mike to talk about Consciousness he was hesitant. There is no simple answer. But he agreed to present both sides of the arguement so you can make up your own mind!