Schedule


Date
Time and Place


 Thursday March 30, 2017    
5-6 pm
Heritage Lounge,
Athabasca Hall (Ath 227)    
        
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.

Yuval Noah Harari
 From Amazon or Chapters
Thursday February 2nd, 2017 
 5-6 pm.
Athabasca Hall 2-32
 True Names and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier Vernor Vinge
 From Amazon or Chapters
 Thursday, Nov. 3rd. 2016          
5-6 pm.
Athabasca CSC 3-33           
 Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History by Thomas Rid
 From Amazon or Chapters
 Thursday, Sept. 29th, 20165-6 pm
Ath 227         
 Touch David Linden From Amazon and Chapters
 Thursday, July 21st 2016         5-6pm
Ath 227
 Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are.  Frans de Waal From Amazon and Chapters.
 Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
 5-6 pm
Ath 227
 Vision.  David Marr
 From Amazon and Chapters
 Thursday, May 12th, 2016
 5-6 pm
ATH 227
 Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action,and the Embodied Mind.  Andy Clark From Amazon and Chapters
Thursday, April 7th 2016            
 5-6 pm
ATH 227
Heritage Lounge
 Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.  Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner From Amazon and Chapters
 Thursday, February 18, 2016       
5-6 pm
ATH 227
Heritage Lounge
 The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World.  Pedro Domingos From Amazon and Chapters
 Thursday, January 14, 2016 5-6 pm
ATH 227
Heritage Lounge
 Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots.  John Markoff From Amazon and Chapters
 Thursday, November 19, 2015 4-5 pm
ATH 227 Heritage Lounge
 A New Kind of Science.  Stephen Wolfram From Amazon and Chapters
 Thursday.
September 24th, 2015
 5-6 pm
ATH 227 
Heritage Lounge 

 Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome by Nessa Carey. From Amazon and Chapters.
 Thursday,
July 30th
 5-6 pm in
ATH 227 
Heritage Lounge
The Autistic Brain  Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
 From Amazon and Chapters
 Friday, June 19, 2015
 3:30-4:30 in ATH 227 Heritage Lounge
 The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks
 From Amazon and Chapters
Thursday,
May 28, 2015
5-6 pm in
ATH 227 
Heritage Lounge
The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists, edited by Gary Marcus and Jeremy Freeman From Amazon and Chapters
Thursday,
April 2, 2015
5-6pm in ATH 227- Heritage LoungeLife's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos by Peter Hoffmann From Amazon
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5-6pm in ATH 227- Heritage LoungeMoral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua GreeneFrom Amazon and Chapters
Wednesday,
January 21, 2015
 5-6pm in ATH 227- Heritage Lounge Blindsight by Peter WattsFree Online or
Amazon or Chapters
Monday,
December 1, 2014 
5-6pm in ATH 227- Heritage Lounge Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts by Stanislas DehaeneAmazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday,
October 22,
2014
5-6pm in CSC 349Made-Up Minds: A Constructivist Approach to Artificial Intelligence by Gary Drescher Amazon.ca, Chapters, and the U of A library
Wednesday,
September 24, 2014
 5-6pm in CSC 333The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem Amazon.ca and Chapters
(ebook)
Wednesday,
August 13, 2014
5-6pm in CSC 333Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
by Nick Bostrom
Amazon.ca and Chapters
Wednesday,
July 9, 2014
4:45-6pm in CSC 333Probably Approximately Correct: Nature's Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World by Leslie ValiantAmazon.ca and Chapters
Wednesday,
May 28, 2014
 4-5 pm in CSC 349Consciousness and the Social Brain by Michael GrazianoAmazon.ca and Chapters
Wednesday,
April 23,
2014
4-5 pm in CSC 349The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt RidleyAmazon.ca and Chapters
Tuesday,
March 11, 
2014
 4-5 pm in CSC 349The Signal and the Noise by Nate SilverAmazon.com and Chapters
Wednesday,
January 29, 2014
 5-6 pm in CSC 333In Search of Memory by Eric R. Kandel Amazon.ca and Chapters
Wednesday, December 114-5pm in CSC 333The Mind Within the Brain: How We Make Decisions and How those Decisions Go Wrong by A. David RedishAmazon.ca and Chapters
Wednesday,
October 16, 2013
4-5pm in CSC 333Accelerando by
Charles Stross
 Free Ebook from the author, also on Amazon.ca

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 3pm-4pm
in CSC 349
The Computer & the Brain by John von NeumannAmazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday,
July 31, 2013
3:00pm-4:00pm in
CSC 3-33
Book: How to Create a Mind by Ray KurzweilAmazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday,
June 12, 2013
3:00pm-5:00 pm in CSC 3-33Book: Machine Man by Max Barry
Video: Species of Mind by Vernor Vinge

Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday,
May 8, 2013
4:00 PM in CSC 2-49Rainbows End by Vernor VIngeAmazon.ca or Chapters
Monday, March 18, 20133:00 PM to 5:00 PM in ATH 227- Heritage LoungeSpecial Video Lecture:  Stanislas Dehaene on Signatures of Conscious Processing in the Human Brain VideoLectures
 Monday,
February 25, 2013
4:00 PM in CSC 249 The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God  by David Linden Amazon.ca or Chapters
Monday, January 21, 20134:00 PM in CSC 249 On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee  Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday,
December 5, 2012
4:00 PM in CSC 349 The Other Brain by R. Douglas Fields
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Monday,
November 5, 2012

4:00 PM in CSC 249
 The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday,
October 10, 2012
4:00 PM in CSC 349
Embodied Cognition by Lawrence Shapiro
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Thursday,
August 2, 2012
4:00 PM in CSC 249
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Thursday,
June 7, 2012
4:00 pm in CSC 249
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Thursday,
April 26, 2012
4:00 PM in CSC 249The Illusion of Conscious Will by Daniel M. Wegner
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Thursday,
March 15, 2012
4:00 PM in CSC 249
Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain by Antonio Damasio
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Friday,
January 13, 2012
4:15 PM in CSC 249
The Compass of Pleasure by David LindenAmazon.ca or Chapters
Monday,
November 28, 2011
4:00 PM in CSC 349
Daemon by Daniel SuarezAmazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday,
October 12, 2011
4:00 PM in CSC 249
Honest Signals: How They Shape Our World by Alex Pentland
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday,
September 7, 2011
4:00 PM in CSC 349
Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention by Stanislas Dehaene
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday,
July 6, 2011
4:00 PM in CSC 215
Advice for a Young Investigator by Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Amazon.ca or Chapters or Online
Wednesday,
May 25, 2011
4:00 PM in CSC 349
Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday,
March 30, 2011
4:00 PM in CSC 349
The Stories of Ibis by Hiroshi YamamotoAmazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday,
Dec 8, 2010

4:00 PM in ATH 328
Robots: Mere Machine to Transcendant Mind by Hans Moravec Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010
4:00 PM in CSC 249
Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer Amazon.ca or Chapters
Thursday,
Oct 7, 2010

4:00 PM in 
CSC 349
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Brain by Douglas Hofstadter
Followed by Field Trip: Escher Exhibit at Art Gallery of Alberta
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
4:00 PM in CSC 249
How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like by Paul Bloom Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday,
July 7, 2010

4:00 PM in CSC 249
The Singluarity is Near by Ray Kurzweil Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
4:00 PM in CSC 249
Peace on Earth by Stanislaw Lem
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
4:00 PM in CSC 249 The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
4:00 PM in CSC 249 The Quest for Artificial Intelligence: A History of Ideas and Achievements by Nils Nilsson
Amazon.ca or Chapters or Online
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010
4:00 PM in CSC 249 "Perceptual Symbol Systems" by Lawrence Barsalou
Download
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010
4:00 PM in CSC 249 Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert Amazon.ca or Chapters
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009
4:00 PM in CSC 249 The Quest for Consciousness by Christof Koch
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009
4:00 PM in CSC 349
Memory and the Computational Brain: Why Cognitive Science will Transform Neuroscience by Randy Gallistel and Adam King  Amazon.ca or Chapters or Online
Friday, Oct 2, 2009
4:00 PM in CSC 249 Bonus Follow-up Meeting on The Mating Mind
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
4:00 PM in CSC 249 The Philosophical Baby by Alison Gopnik
Amazon.ca or Chapters
Thursday, August 27, 2009
3:30 PM in CSC 249 The Mating Mind by Geoffrey Miller
Amazon.ca or Chapters or Online
Thursday, July 23, 2009
3:30 PM in CSC 249 What is Thought? by Eric Baum (continued)
Thursday, May 28, 2009
3:30 PM in CSC 249 What is Thought? by Eric Baum Amazon.ca or Chapters or Online
April 22, 2009
3:30 PM in CSC 249 Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong by Wendell Wallach and Colin Allen
Amazon.ca or Chapters
February 25, 2009
4:00 PM in CSC 249
Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique by Michael Gazzaniga Amazon.ca or Chapters
January 14, 2009
3:30 PM in CSC 249
Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension by Andy Clark Amazon.ca or Chapters
December 3, 2008
3:00 PM in CSC 333 This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Dan Levitin
Amazon.ca or Chapters
October 22, 2008
4 PM in CSC 349
Why Choose this Book?: How We Make Decisions by Read Montague
(The softcover version is entitled Your Brain is (almost) Perfect)
Amazon.ca or Chapters
September 17, 2008
4 PM in CSC 249
Flesh and Machines: How Robots will Change Us by Rodney A. Brooks Amazon.ca or Chapters
August 13, 2008
4 PM in CSC 249
Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky
Amazon.ca or Chapters
July 23, 2008
3 PM in CSC 249
Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates our Mental World by Chris Frith
Amazon.ca or Chapters
June 11, 2008
4 PM in CSC 249
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Capek
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Amazon.ca or Chapters or Online
Amazon.ca or Chapters
May 7, 2008
4 PM in CSC 349
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Amazon.ca or Chapters
April 9, 2008
3:30 PM in CSC 249
Brainstorms by Daniel Dennett
Amazon.ca or Chapters or Download through UofA Library
March 12, 2008
4 PM in CSC 249
Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer
Amazon.ca or Chapters
February 13, 2008
4 PM in CSC 249
The Stuff of Thought continued.

January 16, 2008
4 PM in CSC 249
The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker
Amazon.ca or Chapters
    
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