Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sebastian Seung and the Connectome: Does Brain Wiring Make Us Who We Are?

The RSA posted a video clip of Sebastian Seung talking about his book, Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are. The clip is short, at about 16 minutes, but there is a link to the audio of the full talk. I have also included two other videos of Seung talking about his work with mapping the human brain.

Connectome: How the brain's wiring makes us who we are

Rising star in the field of neuroscience Sebastian Seung argues that our identity lies not in our genes but in the connections between our brain cells -- and he describes the monumental task of mapping these "connectomes", neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse.

Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A:

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Connectomics: Sebastian Seung vs. Tony Movshon, Columbia 2012

Does the brain's wiring make us who we are?
Neuroscientists Sebastian Seung and Anothony Movshon debate minds, maps, and the future of their field.

Moderated by Robert Krulwich and Carl Zimmer
Introduction by Stuart Firestein

Columbia University
April 2, 2012

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Sebastian Seung: Caroline Werner Gannett Series

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