Alcor Conference 2012: Sebastian Seung, Ph.D.
Connectomics and Cryonics (30 minutes)
Sebastian Seung, Ph.D. (30 minute video)
Connectomics and Cryonics
Sebastian Seung is Professor of Computational Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author of Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are, and Scientific Director of WiredDifferently. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Harvard University, and formerly worked at Bell Laboratories. His laboratory at MIT has launched EyeWire, an online community that empowers the public to map neural connections by playing a game of coloring neural images. EyeWire is the first project of WiredDifferently, a citizen science organization with the ultimate goals of seeing the material basis of memory and finding connectopathies, "miswirings" of the brain long hypothesized to be associated with psychiatric disorders. His book Connectome was hailed in the Wall Street Journal as "the best lay book on brain science I've ever read."