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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Need a new technique for imaging the brain from subcellular to long-range connections? Here's MAP #braindialogue
Eek! Motor neurons target mouse brain hearing regions to muffle their own sounds @Brain_Facts_org #braindialogue
A new map of brain areas based on structure and function #braindialogue
RT @BrainDialogue: 1000s of people around the world are enrolled in tDCS research trials #braindialogue
RT @BrainDialogue: CL says it's very hard to induce seizures with #tms - even when epilepsy researchers were trying to #braindialogue
Gonna say he wanted it To reach the other nights She was reading As he took the universe In pill form nightly © #braindialogue #dadaism
RT @BrainDialogue: CL says depth of #TMS effect is a matter of physics. The higher the magnetic field the deeper it penetrates the brain
@BrainDialogue @PSimpsonyoung Pete, I'd write it with you, it would be a fun bonding experience!
New book about memory and Henry Molaison: We mention HM in our video: #braindialogue
Members of the media, just as bioethicists walk a fine line between providing info and contributing to hype.…
Though often seen as an impediment to science, these policies are there to prevent the atrocious abuses of the past…
@BrainDialogue Feels like both scientists and ethicists slow to connect with developments in the other field. We need better connections.
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PD in neurophysics and brain dynamics @Sydney_Uni @BrainDialogue, apply latest Aug 15: #neuroscience
Different stakeholders need to work together to find solutions for people suffering from clinical illness says @MaromBikson #braindialogue
What best case scenario for #tdcs in the future? CL says having it as proven treatment with (remote) supervision #braindialogue
Concern about home use to treat clinical issues without expert guidance; illness needs whole person approach, says CL #braindialogue
@ian_hickie asks can we rise to challenge and harness home users in a #citizenscience study #braindialogue
Link to paper with CL & @MaromBikson on clinical supervision of home use…
Regulation behind the reality of brain stimulation says @ian_hickie; can we harness data from citizen scientists? #braindialogue
Treatment can change structures at microscopic level with depression but it depends on person and their illness #braindialogue
Audience question: how does brain stimulation compare to pharmaceutical treatment? #braindialogue
#braindialogue what is difference between effect of tea and doing say
Hearing from home users from the audience - one user aimed to maintain and improve effect from clinical study with home use #braindialogue
#braindialogue Apart from depression, what clinical areas is this stimulation showing results or promise in?
Need to listen to home users and look at how they use and understand the research; #braindialogue is looking at this
Modern research ethics policies help protect the public but do limit reearchers, say CL and @CynthiaForlini #braindialogue
#Braindialogue It seems like it's time someone makes a home-user research ethics guide!! @BrainDialogue @PSimpsonyoung #tcds
#braindialogue let's hear from consumers, what is tds really doing, what have the audience tried
Audience question: self experimentation used to drive science, is it good that we're safer but more risk adverse? #braindialogue
Some tdcs devices on the market are just unsafe regardless of whether tdcs as method is safe says @PSimpsonyoung #braindialogue
Moving beyond the bounds of research with home use of #tdcs says @MaromBikson - no evidence of safety or harm for method #braindialogue
CL says tDCS like alcohol & valium - both mind altering but one more regulated than other. Which reg model should tdcs have? #braindialogue

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