Decoding 'the Most Complex Object in the Universe'

Guests:

Christof Koch, Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Patricia Kuhl, Director, NSF Science of Learning Center, Professor and Co-Director, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington

The human brain contains some 100 billion neurons, which together form a network of Internet-like complexity. Christof Koch, chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, calls the brain "the most complex object in the known universe," and he's mapping its connections in hopes of discovering the origins of consciousness.

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