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Brain Research -- The Wondrous Voyage into Ourselves - Professor Idan Segev
The fifth Israeli Presidential Conference opening ceremony:
Science is grappling with the great enigma of the human brain and how it operates. We expect the human brain to solve the puzzle of itself. Europe is focused on the "Human Brain Project", the Obama Administration intends to invest billions in brain research, and Israeli scientists too are throwing themselves into the task. How much progress have we made in understanding the brain and what still remains to be discovered? Are dramatic discoveries likely to change the basic understandings about human nature that have prevailed since the dawn of history? Will it be possible to improve how well the brain functions and to significantly affect human behavior? What new ethical questions does brain research raise?