Eavesdropping on the Brain

Terrence Sejnowski
Salk Institute
University of California, San Diego

The brain is a blooming, buzzing bag of electromagnetic and biochemical signals based on an alien technology. Despite great advances in neuroscience, which have allowed us to identify its molecular parts list, the operation of the brain as a system remains mysterious. I will show how recent advances in signal processing applied to brain recordings are beginning to pull aside the curtain.