Just watching this video will reshape your brain connections. Adventures in the new frontier of neuroscience.
From Neurons to Networks is a 10-minute film and accompanying TED Book (ted.com/tedbooks) from award-winning Director Tiffany Shlain and her team at The Moxie Institute. Based on new research on how to best nurture children’s brains from Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child and University of Washington’s I-LABS, the film explores the parallels between a child’s brain development and the development of the global brain of Internet, offering insights into the best ways to shape both. Made through a new crowd-sourcing creativity process the Moxie team calls “Cloud Filmmaking,” Brain Power was created by putting into action the very ideas that the film is exploring: the connections between neurons, networks, and people around the world.
- New TED Book: Brain Power (ted.com)
- Young brain develops activity peaks while it is still growing (medicalxpress.com)
- Persistent sync for neurons: Rats’ neurons reveal steady neural network coordination regardless of the animals’ behavior (sciencedaily.com)
- The brain’s circuit diagram: New method facilitates the mapping of connections between neurons (medicalxpress.com)
- How connections in the brain must change to form memories could help to develop artificial cognitive computers (medicalxpress.com)