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Cells to Silicon: Your Brain in 2050

Full Program: 2014 World Science Festival | 01:22:22

Featuring Cognitive Psychologist Gary Marcus, Neuroscientist John Donoghue, Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg, and Electrical Engineer, Computer Scientist Michel M. Maharbiz with Radio and Television Journalist Robert Krulwich Moderating

At present, our brains are mostly dependent on all the stuff below the neck to turn thought into action. But advances in neuroscience are making it easier than ever to hook machines up to minds. See neuroscientists John Donoghue and Sheila Nirenberg, computer scientist Michel Maharbiz, and psychologist Gary Marcus discuss the cutting edge of brain-machine interactions in "Cells to Silicon: Your Brain in 2050," part of the Big Ideas series at the 2014 World Science Festival.

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Robert Krulwich

Robert Krulwich

Radio and Television Journalist
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Gary Marcus

Cognitive Psychologist
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John Donoghue

Neuroscientist
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Sheila Nirenberg

Neuroscientist
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Michel M. Maharbiz

Electrical Engineer, Computer Scientist
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9 comments
lisa
lisa

Terrible terrible moderator. So many pointless remarks and jokes that are not funny just really annoying. I understand it is the job of the moderator to make things understandable for the general public but the general public is not THAT stupid. 

KeepitRealok
KeepitRealok

The moderator was clueless. Ruined the entire thing. You should just erase this video. It does more harm than good for humanity. 

GailLilly
GailLilly

You have these marvelous experts and again this moderator is making this presentation so unpleasant that I will move to another lecture.  I have watched other presentation with this moderator and the scientists seemed as annoyed with his inane remarks as I was/am.  It is a waste of the scientists' time and the audience's time.  Too bad.

VinBay
VinBay

the host is just annoying...


a guest
a guest

The host is terrible. He's asking rather stupid questions and doesn't appear to have any familiarity with the subject.  He also loves to hear himself talk.  Ruined it for me.

rayhana
rayhana

@WorldSciFest So, so far brain interaction with technology is indirect &we made it to the Moon. Imagine what ''direct'' interaction will do

rayhana
rayhana

@WorldSciFest It means so brain interaction with technology is indirect &we made it to the Moon. Imagine what ''direct'' interaction will do

Jay Johnson Eslabon
Jay Johnson Eslabon

what about radiation? directly affecting the brain. silicon is a toxic? and other electronics components.