Schedule

Nobel Conference 47

Please note a slight change in Tuesday’s schedule as Larry J. Young will now deliver the opening lecture at 10 a.m. Vilayanur Ramachandran’s lecture has been moved to 1 p.m. and will occur via teleconference.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Time Presenter
10 a.m.
Larry J. Young

Larry J. Young
First Lecture

"The Monogamous Brain: Implications for Novel Therapies for Autism"

11 a.m.

Q&A Session

11:30 a.m.

Lunch Break

1 p.m.
Vilayanur Ramachandran

Vilayanur Ramachandran
Second Lecture

"The Neurology of Human Nature"

2 p.m.

Q&A Session

2:30 p.m.

Break

3 p.m.
Helen Mayberg

Helen Mayberg
Third Lecture

"Mapping Depression Circuits: Foundation for New Treatment Strategies using Direct Brain Stimulation"

4 p.m.

Q&A Session

5 p.m.

Dinner Break

6:30 p.m.
Aniruddh D. Patel

Aniruddh D. Patel
Fourth Lecture

"Music and Biological Evolution"

7:30 p.m.

Q&A Session

8:15 p.m.

The Nobel Conference Concert
"A State of Mind and Music: New Songs by Composers from Minnesota."

You are invited to experience vocal solo music written in the last ten years that provides insight into the creative minds of a number of composers who call Minnesota home. Represented composers include Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominick Argento, Libby Larsen (the 2010 winner of the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America), Stephen Paulus, and Gustavus alumnus Steve Heitzeg. World premieres of commissioned music by Timothy Berry and Todd Harper will be featured, as well as works by Jocelyn Hagen and Hiram Titus. Professor Michael Jorgensen, baritone, and Bonnie Jorgensen, piano, have coached the music with the composers, and will be assisted in the recital by student musicians. Many of the composers are expected to be in attendance as we celebrate their musical genius.

Concert tickets are free


On EgoOn Ego

A play by Mick Gordon and Paul Brooks. Inspired by the book Into the Silent Land by Paul Brooks.

  • Henry MacCarthy, director
  • Micah Maatman, scenic design
  • Larissa McConnel, costume design
  • Terena Wilkens, lighting design

How does the brain create a sense of self? How does the darkness inside our skulls become a world of people and places, pleasure and pain, love and loss? On Ego is an exploration of identity, humanity and what it means to be unique.

Tickets for the play can be purchased at GustavusTickets.com

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Time Presenter
10 a.m.
John Donoghue

John Donoghue
Fifth Lecture

"Merging Mind to Machines: Brain Computer Interfaces to Restore Lost Motor Function"

11 a.m.

Q&A Session

11:30 a.m.

Lunch Break

1 p.m.
Paul W. Glimcher

Paul W. Glimcher
Sixth Lecture

"The Neurobiology of Decision-Making"

2 p.m.

Q&A Session

2:30 p.m.

Break

3 p.m.
Martha Farah

Martha Farah
Seventh Lecture

"21st Century Neuroscience: From Lab and Clinic to Home, School and Office"

4 p.m.

Q&A Session

8 p.m.
Nancey Murphy

Nancey Murphy
Closing Lecture

"Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?: A Philosophical and Cognitive-science Analysis of Moral Responsibility"