Mapping the Brain

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dr. Eric Kandel, Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science and co-director of the Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses the federal brain mapping project that President Obama announced this month, aimed at understanding problems like  epilepsy, autism, and Alzheimer's disease. He’ll explain the challenges of brain research and discuss whether this project will advance brain science.


Eric Kandel

Comments [12]

Lars from Brooklyn

About Dr. Kendel's statement:

"...culling military personnel with predisposition for PTSD..."

Doesn't it leave us with the 1-2% psychopaths out of the total population unaffected by combat?

Apr. 17 2013 02:25 PM

Disappointing that Dr. Kandel, when asked what he would research with unlimited funds, wanted to improve soldiers for battle?!...How about pursuing brain research to finally rid humanity of wars and killing. Human nature...go figure....

Apr. 16 2013 04:00 PM
robert from brooklyn

what about consciousness? can that be mapped or located?

Apr. 16 2013 12:40 PM

Didn't this start in Montreal at the Neuro named Dr Penfield? 150 years ago was it?

Apr. 16 2013 12:37 PM
Jessie Henshaw from Way Uptown

The easy way to "select soldiers for less PTSD" is not to send adolescents into combat, isn't it?

Apr. 16 2013 12:33 PM
John A

Many in brain science (not Eric that I know) have expressed interest in using this science for a redefinition of morality. Including, according to some, the obsolescence of religious morality. Don't know if these men have the majority opinion...

Apr. 16 2013 12:31 PM
emmanuel from westchester


Apr. 16 2013 12:28 PM
emmanuel from westchester

Will there be any moral considerations in this monumental feat? Or is this not the place of science?

Apr. 16 2013 12:21 PM
Jason Renaud from Portland, Oregon

Ask about why funding through DARPA.

Apr. 16 2013 12:17 PM
emmanuel jamali from westchester

Will thousands of years of philosophical discourse from Plato to Nietzsche be used in this project?

Apr. 16 2013 12:14 PM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

Everything you think you know about the brain is wrong.

Apr. 16 2013 12:14 PM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

NO, Leonard. We don't know ANYTHING about the human brain.

Apr. 16 2013 12:10 PM

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