Your brain is made up of cells. Each one does its own, cell thing. But remarkable behavior emerges when lots of them join up in the grey matter club. You are a conscious being – a single neuron isn’t.
Find out about the counter-intuitive process known as emergence – when simple stuff develops complex forms and complex behavior – and all without a blueprint.
Plus self-organization in the natural world, and how Darwinian evolution can be speeded up.
Randy Schekman – Professor of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2013 Nobel Prize-winnerSteve Potter – Neurobiologist, biomedical engineer, Georgia Institute of TechnologyTerence Deacon – Biological anthropologist, University of California, BerkeleySimon DeDeo – Research fellow at the Santa Fe InstituteLeslie Valiant – Computer scientist, Harvard University
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