A look at the Ocean through the field of Neuroscience At The California Academy of Sciences Thursday, June 1-2, 2011
Why do books and symposia about the human brain, the most complex object in the universe, contain no mention of the ocean…. or even the rain forest? Why do books and conferences on protecting and restoring the worldâ€™s oceans and our world’s rain forests entirely overlook the field of cognitive neuroscience?Â This conference is the first of it’s kind!
Underlying this project is the exploration and sharing of the way neuroscience informs our connection to our biosphere–our one blue marble–to help inspire people to LiVEBLUE.Â Â Thatâ€™s the BLUEMIND part.
BLUEMiND will forever link studies of the mind and ocean in a two-day event held at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California, kicking off World Oceans Week 2011. BLUEMiND includes a reception on June 1st, a full day summit and a NightLife ocean party inside the academy with upwards of 4,000 people in attendance. This is the first of itâ€™s kind, and is meant to help frame what we believe is an emerging field that unites neuroscience and ocean stewardship.
Day one and two explored the relationship between the Ocean and the brain, and brought leading neuroscientists, communicators, and citizens together to engage in this dialog.