Free NPTEL Webinar on Simplifying the Brain [May 29; 6 PM]: Registrations Open

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The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is conducting a free Webinar on Simplifying the Brain on May 29, 2020, from 6 PM onwards.

The webinar will be conducted by Dr. V. Srinivasa Chakravarthy who is a professor in the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras. He obtained his BTech from IIT Madras, MS/ Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning is an initiative funded by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, and coordinated by IIT Madras and other IITs. The project’s central idea is to put recorded lectures taught by its member institutes online for open access.

Highlights
  • In popular media and also mainstream neuroscience literature, there is a tendency to present the brain as an extremely complex organ.
  • This talk tries to argue that if you look at the brain in terms of the fundamental principles, it appears reasonably simple.
  • Participants will then get to understand that the brain is simple in its underlying principles and complex only in the details of its organization.
About the Speaker

Dr. V. Srinivasa Chakravarthy is a professor in the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras. He obtained his BTech from IIT Madras, MS /Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He received postdoctoral training in the neuroscience department at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

The Computational Neuroscience Lab (CNS Lab) that he heads works on developing models of the basal ganglia, spatial navigation, stroke rehabilitation, and neurovascular coupling. He is the author of two books in neuroscience. He is the inventor of a novel script called Bharati, a unified script for Indian languages.

How to Attend the Webinar

The webinar is a part of the NPTEL Special lecture series and will be conducted live on YouTube.

For the live streaming link, click here.

 

 

 

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