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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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One for Australian neurotech start-ups: Bridge to MassChallenge is coming to Australia ow.ly/r7oH300I3dV #braindialogue @Microsoft
Another NeuroMagic video that explains how I can apparently remove your co-ordination. facebook.com/honestconman/v… #braindialogue @RiAus
Re: limits of neuro techniques: tinyurl.com/j943ejv. Can ephys/opt rec/imaging accurately describe old microprocessor? #braindialogue
Neuroscientists boost ability of aging brain to recapture links between related memories ow.ly/yWod300yxrO #braindialogue
$185M largest single donation in UCSF history launches Weill Institute for Neurosciences ow.ly/k5rB300B2vq #braindialogue
Vital reasons that can have a profound impact on human health twitter.com/braindialogue/…
Might not like it, but there's reasons to use animals in medical research ow.ly/6S2D300B24P via @ConversationEDU #braindialogue
Eat your vegetables: evidence of how your mum messes with your brain. ow.ly/XDbi300yxKL #braindialogue
Study showing extended/repeated use of tDCS is well tolerated by healthy subjects. ow.ly/opYy300yvQK #braindialogue
Tickle experiments: @ConversationEDU article on time perception and why we can't tickle ourselves #braindialogue
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