Mar 14, 2011 | By

ISAS – Session #3 – June 6, 2011

The Human Brain – On June 6, Dr. Justin Junge led a mind-stretching discussion on the human brain. In addition to probing some of the questions about knowledge, truth and science from the previous two sessions, Justin explored some of the latest advances in brain imaging and new scientific discoveries about the brain. However, these advances remain limited and tentative in light of the extraordinary complexity of the human brain, which he described as the most sophisticated and highly ordered object in the universe. While the claims and the graphics about the brain may be bold and detailed, they are really guesses based on a relatively tiny data set.

This ISAS live discussion session was held at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center at 1276 Main St., Concord, Massachusetts, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. A recording is available at New Church audio at this link.

One Response to “ISAS – Session #3 – June 6, 2011”

  1. Justin says:

    One correction: The data set is not tiny, it could fill entire libraries. There are 150+ journals publishing findings in neuroscience, and hundreds of thousands of scientific articles already published about brains and psychology. However, as gigantic as the data set is, it appears tiny in comparison to the potential number of relevant data points required to fully map even a single brain.

    Justin

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