Ted Talk: Tom Wujec on 3 ways the brain creates meaning

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TED TALK: Michael Merzenich on re-wiring the brain

Ted Talk April 2009 Michael Merzenich on re-wiring the brain The brain is constructed for change. It confers on us the ability to do things to tomorrow that we can’t do today, things today that we couldn’t do yesterday. Infancy: The brain is born stupid. At birth, there is no indication that there is any … Continue reading

TED Talk: RAMACHANDRAN on your mind

TED Talk VS Ramachandran on your mind The Brain. It is a 3 pound mass of jelly. It can contemplate the universe, the meaning of infinity, and contemplate itself contemplating the meaning of infinity. The holy grail of neuroscience is understanding consciousness. How to study the brain? Look at patients with sustained damage in the … Continue reading

TEDx McGill 2010

Technology Entertainment Design Conference http://www.ted.com/tedx TED xMcGill http://tedxmcgill.com/ 20th November, 2010 Venue: Marche Bonsecours, Old Port, Montreal, QC. This is my First TED conference, hopefully it’ll be the first of many. The single most important conclusion of the conference: If you have an idea that you are relentlessly curious about, invest time in pursuing it, … Continue reading

TED TALK: Jill Taylor’s Powerful Stroke of Insight

Probably the greatest lecture to ever blend Passion and Science. NOTES TED TALK Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight What is it about my brain that allows me to take my dreams, connect them to my reality and make my dreams come true, while a my brother – who is diagnosed with schizophrenia- is unable … Continue reading

TED TALK: Understanding the brain by controlling neurons – Gero Miesenboeck reengineers a brain

TED TALK Gero Miesenboeck reengineers a brain Optical mind control. In this case the brain is controlled to explain how it works. The general neuroscientist ascribes to this statement: ” If we could record the activity of all neurons, we could understand the brain.” But if we could measure the activity of all neurons we … Continue reading

TED TALK: I am my Connectome by Sebastian Seung

“The connectome is where nature meets nurture. The mere act of thinking can change your connectome.”

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