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BRAINBRAWL 2012!!!

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The Main Event? Connectomics: Sebastian Seung vs. Tony Movshon.

We’ve all seen the pictures in the past couple months. The connectome, the brain’s wiring diagram, has been drawn in unprecedented detail, and is organized in a surprisingly simple fashion. If we can describe every neuron in the brain, can we know precisely how the brain works?

Carl Zimmer and Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich moderate a discussion on whether we are more or less than our connectome. It’s a room full of amazingly smart people, talking about the Big Questions in neuroscience. Here’s the complete video, thanks to Neuwrite.

As Stuart Firestein asks, “Does a parts list and a wiring diagram provide a satisfactory description of a brain, and maybe even a way to repair it?”

(by armenenikolopov)

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    Just because you have an hour and a half to ponder one of life’s toughest questions… I still haven’t finished watching...
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