HOW THE BRAIN GOT ITS WRINKLES: On the Amazing Self-Organization of ‘Mini Brains’ in the Lab

Eyal Karzbrun
Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

The human brain is a remarkable computing machine. Like transistors on a microchip, its billion cells have a unique arrangement. How does the brain accommodate so many cells while maintaining that architecture? The answer hides in its folds. Over dinner and drinks, KITP Post Doctoral Scholar Eyal Karzbrun will share with attendees how recent advances allow scientists to grow “mini-brains” in the lab and use them as a tool to better understand the human brain. Please note, seating is first-come, first-serve.