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InteresTED – The Brain – part one
December 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Come join us for some lunch and some fascinating discussion about the brain, its myths, its potential and its mysteries, as we watch two engaging TED talks about this most fascinating organ. Facilitated by: Tim Wood
What We?ll Learn About The Brain in the Next Century Sam Rodriques
In this imaginative talk, neuroengineer Sam Rodriques takes us on a thrilling tour of the next 100 years in neuroscience. He envisions strange (and sometimes frightening) innovations that may be the key to understanding and treating brain disease — like lasers that drill tiny holes in our skulls and allow probes to study the electrical activity of our neurons.
What Percentage of Your Brain Do You Use? Richard E. Cytowic
Two thirds of the population believes a myth that has been propagated for over a century: that we use only 10% of our brains. Hardly! Our neuron-dense brains have evolved to use the least amount of energy while carrying the most information possible — a feat that requires the entire brain. Richard E. Cytowic debunks this neurological myth (and explains why we aren’t so good at multitasking).