Lecture DescriptionKwabena Boahen is using the human brain as the blueprint for designing radically more powerful and energy-efficient computers. In this short demo, Boahen describes how his Brains in Silicon lab at Stanford University has created computer chips with "synapses" and "neurons" -- and how these chips might revolutionize computing.
Course DescriptionLearn about the frontiers of human health from seven of Stanford's most innovative faculty members. Inspired by a format used at the TED Conference (http://www.ted.com), each speaker delivers a highly engaging talk in just 10-20 minutes about his or her research. Learn about Stanford's newest and most exciting discoveries in neuroscience, bioengineering, brain imaging, psychology, and more.
- Building a Circuit-Diagram for the Brain (Jennifer Raymond)
- Understanding Blindness and the Brain (Brian Wandell)
- Brain-Computer Interfaces
- Controlling the Brain with Light (Karl Deisseroth)
- Googling the Brain on a Chip (Kwabena Boahen)
- Visualizing Desire (Brian Knutson)
- Deafness: Emerging Strategies for a Cure (Stefan Heller)
Source: Stanford University
Filmed: Fall 2008
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