Saturday, January 13, 2018
4:00 Pm | Auditorium, ground floor

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Glial cells of the cerebral cortex of a child (detail), 1904, ink and pencil on paper; courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC)

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Glial cells of the cerebral cortex of a child (detail), 1904, ink and pencil on paper; courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC)

Striking discoveries in neuroscience with Ronald Cicurel, mathematician and fellow at the Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of Neuroscience of Natal, Brazil, and Miguel Nicolelis, professor of neuroscience, neurobiology, biomedical engineering and psychology at Duke University, Durham, NC

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International leading neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis and mathematician and philosopher Raimond Cicurel will share the results of their decade-long scientific collaboration and explain why the human brain is a unique organism that cannot be simulated by a machine. They will also offer some insights on the latest striking discoveries about the relational nature of the brain.

"But there is some comfort in the thought that we will never know everything. It would be a very dull universe for any intelligent being were everything of importance to be known."
~Carl Sagan

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