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Malcolm MacIver
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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My Caltech TEDx on how neuroprosthetics could be used to expand/change consciousness now up.
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Proudest Moment of 21th Century Man, Presenting a TED Talk :P
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My talk at the Summer School on the Evolution of Consciousness in Montreal
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Nice talk. That robot navigating through obstacles, is that setup at NU or Harvard? 
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An inspiring article on eco-feedback technology in low income housing
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Information wants to be free, but what do we do when scientists generate information that could kill?
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hey Amneet, thanks!
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A neither circular nor cubic cutting board for the OCD Chef. Available from ThinkGeek.
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#ifIhadglass As an engineer and neurobiologist I’d use Glass to create eco-feedback tools to enhance your awareness by putting the distant consequences of your behavior “in your face.” Imagine CarbonGlass: when you look at stuff in your home you see their footprint in your monthly carbon budget Can We Expand Our Consciousness with Neuroprosthetics?: Malcolm MacIver at TEDxCaltech
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Popular Mechanics article on what science advisors do for movies, featuring friend and fellow advisor Sean Carroll
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Noë has a nice article on art and science here. But, while the embodiment part is compelling, the essay falls down with a crash when he tries to make the argument that science, in principle, is unlikely to offer insight because of the open-endedness of what is art. What a strange idea. Happiness is also open-ended, yet there's significant progress on empirical approaches to understanding it. Ditto with health. Whatever his skepticism is about how science can't help with understanding our appreciation of art, it can't turn on art's open endedness. Noë siree.
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io9 picks up on our fish choir installation
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Third in my series on why consciousness evolved. In this post, I look at three ways we can escape simple reflex arcs in behavior: by planning through memory, through communication, and through long range perception.
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Could be an interesting theory. In many ways, physics seems to have lost proper touch with the life sciences. I have just written a book on time and its relation to reality and consciousness.

I would like to discuss such topics of the above nature with you.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

John
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Science, engineering, art
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  • Northwestern University
    Professor, 2003 - present
  • Caltech
    Postdoc, 2001 - 2003
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Bioengineer, neuroethologist, admirer of all things animal.
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Neuroscience, 1996 - 2001
  • Indiana University
    Cognitive Science, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Toronto
    Philosophy, 1992 - 1996
  • University of Toronto
    Computer Science/Philosophy (Double Major), 1986 - 1992
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