Past Event

Daniel Wolpert - What’s a Brain For? A Moving Story

November 13, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 (3rd Floor, Lecture Hall)

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 Dr. Wolpert as he discusses what makes control so hard, especially in the face of incomplete or rapidly changing information about the world.

Daniel M. Wolpert, Professor of Neuroscience and Principal Investigator, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University

Shreya Saxena, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University

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