Memphis in Spring II Program

Second annual Spring meeting of the Deep South Philosophy and Neuroscience Workgroup in conjunction with the 45th Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Philosophy Conference, April 12-13, 2024, Buckman Hall, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee. (Room TBA)

Please note that in order to attend Friday evening’s buffet dinner on Rhodes campus you must register for the Mid-South Philosophy Conference.

PDF of the program with abstracts



3:15-4:05pm: Dan Durso, University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, “What neuroaesthetics brings to the hard problem of consciousness”

4:15-5:05pm: Saher Panjwani, University of Western Ontario, “Expanding the brain – whole dynamic brain state approach”

5:15-6:05pm: Phillip Groth, University of California, Santa Cruz, “Belief, perception, and the laws of appearance”

BUFFET DINNER 7:00pm Hyde Hall in the Catherine Burrow Refectory on Rhodes Campus


9:00-9:50am: Sidney Carls-Daimante, Universität Konstanz, and Nina Atanasova, Cleveland State University, “Psycho-neural reduction revisited: the case of suicidality in bipolar disorder”

10:00-10:50am: Philosopher Keynote Lecture: Kenneth Aizawa, Rutgers University, Newark, “Hodgkin and Huxley’s use of abduction”

11:00-11:50am: Neuroscientist Keynote Lecture: Lynn Dobrunz, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, “Neuropeptide Y: My lab’s journey to investigate the role of this anti-anxiety factor in synaptic plasticity and traumatic stress”

11:50am-3:10pm LUNCH BREAK, Group plan To Be Announced

3:10-4:00pm: Andrew Bollhagen, University of California, San Diego, “Experimental dead-space and creativity in experimental science”

4:10-5:00pm: Greg Johnson, Mississippi State University, “Seeing the mind: Hacking, microscopes and calcium imaging”

5:10-6:00pm: John Bickle, Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi Medical Center, “What kind of a scientific revolution was the discovery of mammalian adult neurogenesis?”  

PDF of the program with abstracts

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