Monday, October 29, 2007

VS Ramachandran at the TED

I was recently given a heads up, by Natasha of the TED conference, about a recent video of VS Ramachandran, as he delivers a TED talk .

As expected, the video is a treat for anyone interested in the human brain. Ramachandran touches on his pet topics like the explanations for Capgras delusion ( a disconnect between the regions that recognize a face visually, and that endow that face with emotional significance) , the cure for phantom limbs (including not only making the phantom disappear using a 6 $ mirror box, but also making the phantom pain disappear (for whihc I hope he does get a Noble prize!!)) and synaesthesia (which he relates to creativity). As usual, an excellent talk and definitely worth watching. Thanks, Natasha!!

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