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Ignite San Diego - 8/12/2009

posted Aug 15, 2009, 11:52 AM by Stephen Larson   [ updated Aug 16, 2009, 11:29 AM ]
Ignite San Diego has the following premise:

If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically every 15 seconds?

I gave the following talk:

STEPHEN LARSON - Reverse engineering the brain, online
Neuroscience is undergoing a revolution in information technology. New online tools bridging neuroscience and computer science have the potential to bring scientists, students, educators, and even the public together to reverse-engineer the structure and function of the brain. This talk will provide a brief overview of this trend and what can be expected coming down the road.

The talk was well received.  An attendee blogged about it:

Larson is a Ph.D candidate in Neuroscience at UCSD and discussed the potential of combining both neuroscience and computer science to provide the academic and public communities with more information and a better understanding of the human brain. As soon as he mentioned developing a “Google Map of the Brain,” I was sold.

On Sunday, August 16th, my presentation was made a featured presentation on the front page of SlideShare!