martes, 8 de diciembre de 2009

Neurociencia en TED

Ideas que merece la pena divulgar.
Neurociencia, computación, filosofía...
Henry Markram builds a brain in a supercomputer | Video on
  • Neurocientífico. Creador del proyecto Blue Brain
  • ...of neurons and electric signals, and he plans to find them with a supercomputer that models all the brain's 100,000,000,000,000 synapses.
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Jeff Hawkins on how brain science will change computing | Video on
  • Informático. Creador de las PDAs Palm. Proyecto On Intelligence
  • Treo creator Jeff Hawkins urges us to take a new look at the brain -- to see it not as a fast processor, but as a memory system that stores and plays back experiences...
Steven Pinker chalks it up to the blank slate | Video on
  • Psicólogo. ¿La mente es una tabla rasa?
  • Steven Pinker's book The Blank Slate argues that all humans are born with some innate traits. Here, Pinker talks about his thesis, and why some people found it incredibly upsetting.
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Dan Dennett on our consciousness | Video on
  • Filósofo. Habla de la conciencia.
  • ...elling argument that not only don't we understand our own consciousness, but that half the time our brains are actively fooling us.
Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight | Video on
  • Tuvo un ictus. Habla de lo que sintió y de su recuperación.
  • Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, ...
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Oliver Sacks: What hallucination reveals about our minds | Video on
  • Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome -- when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients...
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VS Ramachandran on your mind | Video on
  • Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling ..
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Kwabena Boahen on a computer that works like the brain | Video on
  •  Researcher Kwabena Boahen is looking for ways to mimic the brain's supercomputing powers in silicon -- because the messy, redundant processes inside our heads actua...
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Michael Merzenich on re-wiring the brain | Video on
  • Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich looks at one of the secrets of the brain's incredible power: its ability to actively re-wire itself. He's researching ways to harnes...
Christopher deCharms looks inside the brain | Video on
  • Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demonstrates a new way to use fMRI to show brain activity -- thoughts, emotions, pain -- while it is happening. In other words, you can actually see...
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Tom Wujec on 3 ways the brain creates meaning | Video on
  • Information designer Tom Wujec talks through three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections. In this short talk from TEDU, he asks...
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 Keith Barry does brain magic | Video on
  • First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies -- in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in som...
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Helen Fisher studies the brain in love | Video on
  • Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of pe...
Diane Benscoter on how cults rewire the brain | Video on
  • Diane Benscoter spent five years as a "Moonie." She shares an insider's perspective on the mind of a cult member, and proposes a new way to think about today's most troubling conflicts and extremis...
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