FFO: Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

 


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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.

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Faculty Forum Online

What: Video interview and live chat

Topic: Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

When: Wednesday, April 4, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. EDT

Where: Online

Please note: The webcast URL will be sent to you when you register for this event and in a reminder message on the morning of the event.

 
Contact Information
Primary Contact
MIT Alumni Learn
617-452-3373
alumnilearn@mit.edu

 
Date & Location
Date: 4/4/2012
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Location: ONLINE