Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

H. Sebastian Seung: I am my connectome (TED)

This lecture at TEDGlobal 2010 introduced the idea that “I am my connectome.” The slogan summarizes the hypothesis that personality traits, memories, mental disorders, and other aspects of personal identity are encoded in the pattern of connections between the brain’s neurons. 

Sebastian Seung is mapping a massively ambitious new model of the brain that focuses on the connections between each neuron. He calls it our "connectome," and it's as individual as our genome -- and understanding it could open a new way to understand our brains and our minds.

Posted through Creative Commons license from TED.com - http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/sebastian_seung.html

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

MIT Physics

MIT Physics

Category: Education | Updated 3 days ago

Created
February 07, 2012 09:48
Category
Tags
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
3461 times

More from MIT Physics

An Astronomical Event – Faculty Talks

An Astronomical Event – Faculty Talks

Added over 1 year ago | 02:28:33 | 2972 views

An Astronomical Event – Special Colloquium with Walter Lewin

An Astronomical Event – Special Col...

Added over 1 year ago | 01:19:49 | 2165 views

A Brief History of Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe

A Brief History of Dark Energy and ...

Added over 2 years ago | 01:06:00 | 5827 views

Nobel Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi

Added 2 years ago | 01:00:00 | 2104 views

For The Love of Physics

For The Love of Physics

Added over 2 years ago | 01:02:00 | 3478 views