Scaler Lecture Series | Carl Schoonover How to Look Inside the Brain at The Watermill Center

Our understanding of the brain depends in large part on the tools we have invented to look at it. This talk will present a whirlwind survey ranging from the earliest attempts to interact with this extraordinarily complex organ, to the seminal technical innovations in the late 19th Century that launched the modern field, and the plethora of technologies that power research today.

The spectacular data that are the fruit of these methods range from medieval sketches and intricate drawings by groundbreaking scientists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Santiago Ramón y Cajal, to the architectures revealed through the use of cutting edge biotechnology and imaging. These exquisite images, which emerge from microscopes, electrophysiological instruments, and MRI machines, are the fuel of daily neuroscience research.

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August 9, 2016

End Date

August 9, 2016


07:30 PM - 08:30 PM


Watermill Center, 39 Watermill Towd Road Water Mill, NY

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