Your Brain, Upgraded: Watch ‘Cells To Silicon’

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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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Date: Thursday May 29, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM-09:30 PM
Venue: Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
Moderator: Robert Krulwich
Participants: Gary Marcus, John Donoghue, Sheila Nirenberg, Michel M. Maharbiz

We are at the dawn of a revolution in neuroscience, with the potential to dramatically expand how the human mind interacts with the world. For the most part,  brains still need bodies—vocal cords, hands, eyes—to turn thought into action, but rudimentary mind-to-machine links have already been developed. The science fiction dream of uploading new skills and memories directly to your mind, might not be far off. Drawing from neuroscience, biology, engineering, genetics, and psychology, we will explore the breakthroughs happening in brain-machine interaction today, and speculate about...[Read more]

5 comments
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.