The NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness is devoted to foundational issues in the mind-brain sciences.  It takes an interdisciplinary approach, including philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, and other areas.

The directors of the Center are Ned Block and David Chalmers, both of whom are Professors of Philosophy and Neural Science at NYU.

The center hosts postdoctoral fellows and runs regular research workshops.  It also hosts a regular series of debates between leading researchers on foundational topics in the mind-brain sciences.



Upcoming Events

September 29, 2016: Debate, “Do Replication Projects Cast Doubt On Many Published Studies in Psychology?
Brian Nosek (University of Virginia),
Jason Mitchell (Harvard University)
Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Room 802, Kimmel Center, NYU

October 14-15, 2016: Conference, “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Co-sponsored with the NYU Center for Bioethics

Speakers and panelists will include:

Nick Bostrom (Future of Humanity Institute), Meia Chita-Tegmark (Future of Life Institute), Kate Devlin (Goldsmiths College, University of London, Computer Science), Mara Garza (UC Riverside, Philosophy), Yann LeCun (Facebook, NYU Data Science), Francesca Rossi (University of Padova, Computer Science), Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley, Computer Science), Susan Schneider (University of Connecticut, Philosophy), Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside, Philosophy), Max Tegmark (Future of Humanity Institute), Wendell Wallach (Yale, Bioethics), Eliezer Yudkowsky (Machine Intelligence Research Institute), and others.

Friday Event Details:

Eisner/Lubin Auditorium, 4th floor, Kimmel Center, NYU
60 Washington Square South
9am-6pm (plus reception 6-7pm)

Saturday Event Details:

Cantor Theater, NYU
36 East 8th Street

Registration is free but required. Register for free here.
Admission for unpaid registrants is first come first served. Paid registration is available ($100, $50 for students) which guarantees admission. Buy paid registration here.

Call for submissions: We have set aside two or three 20-minute speaking slots at the conference for submitted papers. Submissions should be e-mailed to consciousness@nyu.edu by September 14 with the subject heading “Submission: Ethics of AI”. Submissions should include an abstract of up to 500 words; a full paper is optional. Decisions will be communicated by September 21. Note that submissions should be on the topic of ethics of artificial intelligence (including especially the questions outlined here), and should substantively engage with both ethics and AI.