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Dr. Sebastian Seung is professor of computational neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Department of Physics, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rising star in the field of neuroscience Sebastian Seung argues that our identity lies not in our genes but in the connections between our brain cells - and he describes the monumental task of mapping these "connectomes", neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse.

Chair: Peter B. Reiner, professor, National Core for Neuroethics, Kinsmen Laboratory of Neurological Research, Department of Psychiatry & Brain Research Centre, the University of British Columbia


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