Department of Computer Science | Institute of Theoretical Computer Science | CADMO

Theory of Combinatorial Algorithms

Prof. Emo Welzl and Prof. Bernd Gärtner

Mittagsseminar (in cooperation with A. Steger, D. Steurer and B. Sudakov)

Mittagsseminar Talk Information

Date and Time: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 12:15 pm

Duration: This information is not available in the database

Location: OAT S15/S16/S17

Speaker: Florian Jug

Brain Science - On the Gap Between Observations and Current Knowledge [45 minutes].

In this talk I will try to convince you that brain science is a tough business. Although we know more and more details about brains we are far away from having a big picture of what is going on while we feel and reason.

In the first part of my presentation I will show, for example, how brain lesions can affect speech, how split-brain patients live with two conscious selves, how Libet's experiments show that time is not what you might think, or how deep brain stimulation stops Parkinson and Tourette tremors. These short stories will be accompanied by lots of videos and pictures.

During the second part I will give a very short overview of what we know today about brain anatomy and physiology.

Hopefully this talk will succeed in conveying the main challenge and motivation of researchers doing brain science today - closing the gap between top-level observations (1st part) and detailed knowledge (2nd part).

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