As I have discussed with Leslie Smith (host of table 4 of our WorldCafe), it is interesting what is happening in Asia in the field of the "Decade of the Mind Initiative" (http://dom-6.org/
"In recent decades, brain and cognitive science research has witnessed a dramatic expansion in many parts of the world, from the Americas to Europe and also in Asia. This has led to vast leaps in the fundamental understanding of mind and brain, and also to the emergence of neurotechnologies with profound impact on health care, education and the improvement of human life."
"The Decade of the Mind initiative
will be holding its sixth meeting for the first time in Asia (http://dom-6.org/
), aptly at the Fusionopolis complex in Singapore, where research in biological and engineering sciences converge. This meeting is significant for marking the beginning of the Decade of the Mind (2010-2020) where we stand at the cusp of a new impetus in the study of mind and brain. Come join us to engage with leaders in the field as they cast their minds to the future of research in the cognitive sciences and neurotechnologies. Despite the progress that has been made, many challenges remain in our quest to understand mind and brain. What new advances can we expect in the next decade? How will the cognitive sciences and neurotechnologies continue to affect our lives?"
"The conference will be organized thematically to address the spectrum of cognitive science research and neurotechnology: sessions on neuroscience and psychology will explore fundamental scientific issues, while topics on brain-machine interface, robotics, and neuroengineering will discuss advances in neurotechnIology..."
For instance, especially interesting for U-CEP was:
A 5-Chunk Brain-Mind Network Model for Multiple Events in Complex Backgrounds
Professor Juyang (John) Weng
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Michigan State University, USA
& Fudan University, China
Understanding Humans by Building Humanoids and Androids
Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro
Professor of Osaka University
Department of Systems Innovation / ATR Fellow
Brain-Computer Interface: Looking Beyond Communication and Control
Dr. Guan Cuntai
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R),
Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), Singapore