Sixth FIRST Lecture: Neuroscience of Mind–Brain Interactions by Ceon Ramon, Lecture Hall, 1530 hrs

Forum for Interdisciplinary Research and Studies (FIRST)

Invites you to the Sixth FIRST Lecture on


 Neuroscience of Mind–Brain Interactions



Ceon Ramon

Departments of Electrical Engineering and Neurology,

University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Institute of Biomedical and Neural Engineering, Reykjavik University,

Reykjavik, Iceland


Friday, March 31, 2017, 3:30 PM,  Lecture Hall, NIAS

(Tea/Coffee – 3.00 PM)


Abstract: In modern neuroscience research, one can map memory, language, etc. and also the emotional states of the brain, such as, fear, anger, compassion etc. These are significant advances. However, when it comes to the nature of the mind, we, as scientists, are still struggling to define it, let alone find answers to it. Is mind an emergent property of the collective action of neurons or something else? How does the brain/mind interact with the outside world? Is it only with the five senses or as well with mental consciousness?  Is there a quantum entanglement between mind and matter interactions? How are sequential and simultaneous temporal events perceived by the human brain and what are their effects on the perception of reality? Some of these questions will be explored in this talk.


Freeman W J. 2000. How Brains Make Up Their Minds. Columbia University Press, New York.

Nunez P L. 2012. Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

About the Speaker:

Dr Ceon Ramon was born in India and graduated with a BE (Hons) degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1966. His graduate studies and a doctorate in electrical engineering with specialisation in lasers and quantum optics (1973) were at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. After graduation, Ceon’s research interests shifted to  biomedical engineering. Since 1990, his research efforts have largely involved neuroscience, neurodynamics and brain/mind interactions. He is currently engaged in developing new technologies for non-invasive electrical stimulation of the brain, to treat epilepsy and stroke. He has previously held faculty positions at SUNY/Stony Brook, Seattle University and at the University of Washington in Seattle, all in USA and retired in 2008. He is currently an Affiliate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Neurology at the University of Washington in Seattle and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Reykjavik University in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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This is to remind you that NIAS has decided to establish an inter-institution Forum for Interdisciplinary Research and Studies (FIRST), with two principal aims:

1. Invite eminent scholars from various institutes and universities in and around Bengaluru to discuss recent work (their own or of others) in various disciplines that have adopted interdisciplinary approaches. We propose that these meetings be held once a month, on the afternoon of the last Friday of each month, at NIAS

2. Build up a virtual library or an electronic archive of interdisciplinary research manuscripts and publications, where it would be possible to upload relevant papers as well as download them, of course, only for academic purposes. We envisage that this archive be housed on the NIAS website

Friday, March 31, 2017