Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
This month, Faculty Forum Online focuses on the brain's wiring and how it influences personality. Featured guest Sebastian Seung, MIT professor of computational neuroscience and of physics, is among the cutting-edge researchers undertaking the monumental task of mapping the brain's connections.
Seung, also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical institute, believes that the biological basis for identity lies in the connectome: the pattern of connections between the brain's neurons, which change slowly over time as people learn and grow. This, he says, is where genetic inheritance intersects with life experience.
Tune in to learn more about this fascinating development in understanding the human brain from Professor Seung.