About the event
In biological systematics, man is called Homo sapiens – i.e. intelligent, reasonable human being. But what is it that makes us "reasonable"? What happens in our brains when we think "rationally" and arrive at sensible decisions? Experimental psychology and cognition research can answer these questions by now.
But sometimes, humans also act irrationally and take wrong decisions. What is it that goes wrong in our brains on such an occasion? And what do we wish to consider reasonable anyway? Can we learn something for our way of thinking in daily life from the scientific examination of cognitive processes?
The psychologist and cognition researcher Markus Knauff addresses these questions. In his lecture he will also explore the influence of fundamental research on our self-perception as intelligent beings and the resulting practical consequences for us as individuals and as a society.
The German Research Foundation cordially invites you to this lecture.
|Date||19 April 2018, 19:00|
|Venue||Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Fürstensaal, 1st floor|
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich
|Public transport||Underground lines U3/ U6, bus lines 150/ 153/ 154, station/ bus stop Universität|
Bus lines 100/ 153, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
|Registration||Please register by e-mail to|
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +49 89 28638-2115
Reserved seats need to be occupied 15 minutes before the start of the lecture at the latest.
|Admission||Admission is free.|
|Flyer||Download of the event flyer (PDF, 1.2 MB)|