Bruno Olshausen on "Visual Perception and the Brain: What we know, what we don't know, and what we don't even know we don't know." My Webinar
(If asked, enter password 459152). Bruno Olshausen is Professor of Neuroscience and Optometry at UC Berkeley and directs the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, a multidisciplinary group focusing on building mathematical and computational models of brain function.
Topics to be discussed: what is perception? what new things have we learned about the brain in the last 4-5 years? what is the benefit of mixing computational science and neuroscience? are there new tools in neuroscience that open new doors? how far are we from mapping the whole brain? your expectations for what we can discover in the near future? what still puzzles you most? what do the brains of insects and spiders tell us about the origin of intelligence? opinions on the state of AI? opinions on computer-brain interfaces? is there something that neuroscience can tell us about how to keep our brain in good shape? what do we know about neurotransmitters? why are there so many instead of just one? does each neurotransmitter create its own sub-brain? what do we know about different types of neurons? what about somatic mosaicism in the brain? any guess on the giant neurons that span both hemispheres? what's the connection between the immune system and the brain?