How does the ocean affect our brain?
Why does the sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste of the ocean set our souls at ease?
How does our “brain on ocean” behave?
These questions and much more are the subject of the BlueMind Summit, the first conference in history to bring together leaders in neuroscience and ocean exploration. It will take place June 2, 2011 at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and BlooSee is proud to be a sponsor.
The BlueMind Summit is the brainchild of Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, a noted sea turtle biologist, an ocean advocate, and a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences. Dr. Nichols sits on the Advisory Board of BlooSee.
“Humans have a deep connection to the sea that drives many of our decisions—from what seafood we eat and where we live, to how we vacation and relax,” says Dr. Nichols. “But that connection is poorly studied and tricky territory of discussion among scientists and policy makers. So, I decided it was time to bring the mind and ocean together. The result is BlueMind. Understanding the connection between neuroscience and the ocean may shed new light on the best use of our brains to evolve our relationship to our ocean planet.”
Dr. Wallace J Nichols
The BlueMind Summit will bring together neuroscientists, ocean scientists, experts in technology forecasting, photographers, explorers, writers, and ocean advocates, in an unprecedented gathering.
With ongoing threats to the ocean intensifying, there is urgent need to focus on solutions. Nichols and his team believe that new insights may emerge as we understand our brains more deeply—and most critically, our brain’s interrelationship with the ocean planet.
At BlooSee we hope to build much more than a great platform for ocean information, or a technology business. Our brains are always yearning for a good dose of ocean, and we want to help millions be closer to the ocean, to foster a better enjoyment and stewardship of our beloved en endangered oceans.
BlueMind seeks to help define an emerging field that unites neuroscience, ocean exploration and stewardship, providing an opportunity for humans to shape a new era of better understanding of the ocean and its great emotional power.