Patricia Smith Churchland is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of California–San Diego and an adjunct Professor at the Salk Institute. Her research focuses on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy and has most recently written the book "Touching a Nerve". She is author of the groundbreaking book "Neurophilosophy" and co-author with T.J. Sejnowski of "The Computational Brain". "Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality" received the Prose Prize for science. She has been president of the American Philosophical Association and the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and won a MacArthur Prize in 1991 and the Rossi Prize for neuroscience in 2008. She was chair of the UCSD Philosophy Department from 2000 to 2007.