Henning Beck & Gert Scobel

The human brain is not simply a "learning apparatus", because in order to absorb knowledge, it must reduce and understand the complexity of the world. How complex we think, consciously and unconsciously, is always a way of dealing with a world that we cannot fully survey and never experience in all its knowledge. The almost unlimited availability of information and a global world hardly allow for simple explanations and solutions. In such a world, can brain research help to get a grip on process thinking and action? Can a philosophy of complexity support when we have to cope above all with the limits of our knowledge, our understanding?

In a dialogue, neuroscientist Dr. Henning Beck and philosopher, moderator and author Gert Scobel explore the question of how to understand the complexity of the world and take it more calmly.

Dr. Henning Beck, neuroscientist, science slammer and author
Gert Scobel, journalist, television presenter and author, among others of books such as Between Good and Evil: Philosophy of the Radical Middle (2021) and Heuristics of Political Decision-Making (2022).

In the context of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg

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Date: 04.10.2022

Time: 20:00


Think complex - act with brains?

How the brain understands complex reality and we can deal with it calmly

Event type:

Geist Heidelberg In dialogue

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Regular 15,90 €
Reduced 12,90 €
Member 9,90 €