Networks of the Brain
An undergraduate discussion
IU Professor and Brain Scientist Olaf Sporns
Thursday, March 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
HHC Great Room, 811 E. Seventh Street
Olaf Sporns, IU professor of psychological and brain sciences,
proposed the idea of a complete map of the human brain network in 1995.
Through the NIH's $40 million Human Connectome Project, this ambitious
endeavor, in which 1,200 adult brains will be exhaustively mapped, is
being undertaken by neuroscientists at several of the world's most
prestigious universities; and its potential effects on our understanding
of how the human brain develops, functions, and becomes dysfunctional
are limitless. In his book, Networks of the Brain, Professor Sporns
shows how the fields of computer science, mathematics, physics,
chemistry, biology, cognitive science, and even philosophy are all
critical for our understanding of the human brain.
Whatever your major, we hope you will join Professor Sporns for supper
and a discussion of how these disciplines come together in cutting-edge
research and how research taking place at IU is changing the world. For
more about the Human Connectome Project, check out these articles and
other sites online:
For more on Professor Sporns, visit these websites:
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this event,
please check your schedule to make certain you can attend the entire
program and then
e-mail Anna Duquaine (firstname.lastname@example.org), indicating you wish to sign
up for the "Networks of the Brain" program and include your name, e-mail
address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we
will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied.
The lunch is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.