I spoke at the CIPD Coventry & Warwickshire branch on 18th April 2018, here are some useful resources and links from that event.

Watch a video of the entire presentation

Download a PDF copy of the slides

Frans de Waal's TED talk on morality and ethics in animals

Boston Dynamics' TED talk on the evolution of their robots

Mirror Neurons and the Simulation Theory of Mind Reading, Gallese and Goldman, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Dec 1998: http://web.media.mit.edu/~cynthiab/Readings/Gallese-goldman98.pdf

Recalling Routes around London: Activation of the Right Hippocampus in Taxi Drivers, Maguire, Frackowiak & Frith, The Journal of Neuroscience, Sept 1997: http://www.jneurosci.org/content/17/18/7103.full

 

Recommended books:

The Brain that Changes Itself, Normal Doidge (A super, easy-to-read collection of amazing research on neuroplasticity)

Growing Up With Lucy, Steve Grand (An excellent account of one man's project to build a robotic orangutan, with very clear explanations of how your nervous system is wired up like a servomechanism)

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