Giorgio Ascoli - Arboreal Mind: Finding Self in Nerve Cell Branching
This two-part video talk featuring Dr. Giorgio Ascoli speaking about a neuronal branching theory of self was hosted by the National Capital Area Skeptics. In this 2010 lecture, Dr. Ascoli explains his theory that the "branching structure of neurons provides a fundamental physical underpinning for a key cognitive function, namely the capability to learn." He argues that this capability is essential to learning and that most of us can only acquire a fraction of the neural-based relations that are possible - imagine what might be possible if we could exploit ALL of the possible connections.
Presented by Giorgio Ascoli, Ph.D.,... [via Integral Options Cafe]
Computational Neuroanatomy Group,
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study,