Am I Just My Brain?
- Starts: Thu 26 Nov 2020 7:30pm
- Ends: Thu 26 Nov 2020 8:30pm
- Location: Zoom meeting at St Marks Church Darling Point
Meeting will be held via zoom
This is a free event
Modern research is uncovering more and more detail of what our brain is and how it works. We are living, thinking creatures who carry around with us an amazing organic supercomputer in our heads.
But what is the relationship between our brains and our minds-and ultimately our sense of identity as a person? Are we more than machines? Is free-will an illusion? Do we have a soul?
Brain scientist Sharon Dirckx lays out the current understanding of who we are from biologists, philosophers, theologians and psychologists, and points towards a bigger picture, that suggests answers to the fundamental questions of our existence. Not just “What am I?”, but “Who am I?” and “Why am I?”
Watch the talk to gain valuable insight into what modern research is telling us about ourselves to challenge the idea that we are merely material beings living in a material world.
There’ll be a 30 minute lecture via zoom and time for questions and answers afterwards.
Dr. Sharon Dirckx: is a senior tutor at OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Originally from a scientific background, she has a PhD in brain imaging from the University of Cambridge and has held research positions at the University of Oxford, UK, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, US.