Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Moderator
Margaret Anderson, Executive Director, FasterCures

Speakers
Jennifer Brusstar, Co-Founder, President and CEO, Tug McGraw Foundation
Adam Gazzaley, Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, and Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, University of California, San Francisco
Allan Jones, CEO, Allen Institute of Brain Science
Henry Markram, Director, The Blue Brain Project, and Coordinator, The Human Brain Project, Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lausanne
Mark Schnitzer, Associate Professor, Stanford University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Scientific understanding of how the human body works has expanded exponentially in recent decades, but the brain is not divulging its secrets easily. However, new technologies have enabled scientists to peer deep inside a living brain, leading to discoveries about our most complex organ. Join a discussion among groundbreaking researchers who are exploring and learning how the brain's functions are connected to behavior and disease, how memories are encoded and how to enhance our cognitive abilities by playing video games. We may get into how to build robotic technology controlled by one's thoughts. Just imagine the possibilities. . .

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