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Tackling the Greatest Challenge of the 21st Century:

Understanding the Human Brain

Brain science is at a tipping point, entering a new era in which an ever deeper understanding of how the brain works will challenge our very sense of what it means to be human.

Through citizen juries, online discussions, participatory science, and other means, The Brain Dialogue aims to share the journey. And to share it with everyone — opera singer, engineer, CEO, or chef.

We will talk about what we are learning about the human brain, how we are learning it, and what still seems frustratingly unlearnable.

We will contemplate how understanding the human brain, the most complex object in the known universe, will change how we educate our children, mete out justice, or design our roads.

And last, but certainly not least, we will listen to what non-neuroscientists think and feel about this new frontier.

 

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Only a small percentage of the population can multi-task well – could that be you? @BBC_Future ow.ly/dYFx308YUxh #braindialogue
On the 22nd of March I'll be talking with Aussies through video about BCIs & getting patients involved in R&D @BrainDialogue 2/2 #proud #fun
Wonderful chat with this morning w Rachel Nowak Director of @BrainDialogue #neurotechnology #stakeholders #RRI 1/2 cibf.edu.au
Know any kids who love to draw? 'Brainy' art competition for Australian primary schools @ASTA_online ow.ly/bSGg3092SiE #braindialogue
From ecstasy to withdrawal, the lover resembles an addict @NautilusMag ow.ly/9CZU308YUsD #braindialogue
Genetically engineered mice are resistant to the addictive effects of cocaine @NPRHealth ow.ly/mPfY308YUou #braindialogue
A novel approach to meso-scale mapping of the primate brain: metal ion distributions. rsc.li/2lJBH9O. #braindialogue #brainmapping
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