Past Event

What’s a Brain For? A Moving Story

November 13, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Columbia University School of Journalism (Lecture Hall), 2950 Broadway, New York

Event Description:

Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert is fascinated by how the brain controls our every movement. The ease with which humans move our arms, our eyes, even our lips when we speak masks the true complexity of the control. While computers can now beat grandmasters at chess, no computer can yet control a robot to manipulate a chess piece with the dexterity of a six-year-old child. Join Daniel as he discusses what makes control so hard, especially in the face of incomplete or rapidly changing information about the world.

Event Speaker: 

  • Daniel M. Wolpert, Professor of Neuroscience and Principal Investigator at the Columbia University Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
  • Moderated by Shreya Saxena, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute

Event Information:

Free and open to the public, however registration is required by November 6 via Eventbrite. Seating is first come, first served. This event will also be live streamed .

For more information about this event, please contact the Zuckerman Institute at [email protected]. This talk is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series at the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute