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Dr Oliver Robinson – Lockdown Policies: Doing More Harm Than Good?

Saturday, 13 February • 4.00-6.00 PM (GMT) Are lockdown policies all they are cracked up to be? Join psychologist Oliver Robinson for a look at the wider implications of lockdown policies on mental health and the central role of the immune system in a more systemic understanding of the crisis. There is […]

Trustees

The Scientific and Medical Network Charitable Trust The Trust is a separate charity set up by George Blaker, one of the founders of SMN. The Trust makes grants to the SMN and also has a specific Blaker Education Fund for the purpose of funding events which benefit young people.   […]

Thought Architecture

By Samantha Glorioso We live in a world where our thoughts are still largely viewed as these passive, almost inconsequential passages of ideas or associations that are kept in stasis until physically acted upon—mere electro-chemical reactions that tickle our 100 billion nerve cells via the trillion synapses joining them. As […]

No, machines will never be conscious!

Are we closer to understanding the nature of consciousness than we were twenty years ago? Ever since Chalmers posed ‘the hard problem’ of consciousness, of why sentient organisms have subjective experiences, the debate has gone in circles. Papers on the subject variously conclude, There really is a hard problem, there […]