Brain Mapping, Uploading, and Immortality — Part II (Sebastian Seung)

“A great science fiction detective story” - Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine

While Dmitry Itskov is hiring talent to make the instantiation of human consciousness in a synthetic humanoid body a reality (see Part I of this series), Sebastian Seung, a Professor of Computational Neuroscience at MIT is working out the details of mapping that consciousness.

Seung’s new book Connectome deals with the attempt to create a map of the neurons in a human brain and the connections between them.

The home page for his lab, with a list of publications and links to several of them, is here.

You can find an NPR article and a podcast of a reasonably good interview with Seung here.

Seung’s TED lecture is embedded below and below that is the video trailer for Connectome.

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Brain mapping and uploading feature in my novel Luck and Death at the Edge of the World, due out in May 2012.  Get details and download a free, previously published short story on my site here.

Blog posts are on the Home page.

Details about the novel are on the Luck & Death page.

The free story is on the My Writing page.

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2 Responses to Brain Mapping, Uploading, and Immortality — Part II (Sebastian Seung)

  1. Pingback: Brain Mapping, Uploading + Immortality — Part III (Henry Markram) « Homo Artificialis

  2. A Changing Brain says:

    I am more than my connectome. I am also the instantaneous state of my connectome in balance with my environoment. Human brains change state at around 10 to the 15th power times per second. That’s a lot of change to keep up with and “download”.

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