Naked Neuroscience

Naked Neuroscience episode

Sun, 16th Nov 2014

Peering into the Human Brain

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Millions invested in brain research across the globe. It's the decade of the brain! But how will research results shape future societies?

This special Naked Neuroscience podcast series reports from Washington DC, where the International Neuroethics Society hosted their annual meeting at the AAAS headquarters. Podcast supported by the Wellcome Trust. 

This episode features interviews with Congressman Chaka Fattah, Professor Henry Markram, Professor Stephen Hauser and Professor Walter Koroshetz.

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In this edition of Naked Neuroscience

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  • 03:32 - The BRAIN Initiative

    Meet the person responsible for putting neuroscience research on the American political agenda.

  • 09:29 - The Human Brain Project

    Over 1 billion Euros invested to try to simulate the human brain on a supercomputer. We meet the man in charge of the project...

  • 14:29 - How will findings shape society?

    A special Presidential Commission has been set up to discuss how brain findings will shape our future society.

  • 19:29 - Smart Drugs, anyone?

    Students taking smart pills to try to improve their school grades. What will be the long terms consequences?

 

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