Nancy Kanwisher: A Neural Portrait of the Human Mind

  • Published23 Feb 2016
  • Reviewed23 Feb 2016
  • Author Nancy Kanwisher
  • Source TED

Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own), shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose "machinery." Another surprise: There's so much left to learn. 

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