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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Physics Colloquia: How Smart Can You Get? Computational Efficiency in Neural Circuits

Speaker: Vijay Balasubramanian, University of Pennsylvania Abstract: The human brain weighs about 1.5 kilograms, and is made up of 100 billion neurons intricately connected via a network so dense that every cubic millimeter of the brain contains 4 kilometers of wire. The electrical activity of this incredibly complex network of neurons makes up human thought, and allows us to move, perceive, talk, plan, love, and do physics, all with a subtlety and precision that escapes the most powerful computers. And to do all this the brain uses only as much power as a refrigerator light bulb! We will start by discussing what neurons are and how neurons are organized into circuits in the brain... FULL ABSTRACT: {Will appear in FYI on Sep 6, 2011
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