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The human brain is the most complex object we know of and the one that raises most questions in the fields of both science and philosophy. "Brain(s)" looks at how, throughout history, art, science, and philosophy have studied and represented this fascinating organ.

Andy Clark

Great questions about the brain and mind

Andy Clark, a leading voice in cognitive philosophy, talks about the limits of the brain and the extended mind thesis: an organ of thought and reason whose boundaries go beyond the skin and skull.

A morning with Jordi Camí

The illusionist brain

How do magicians make us see the impossible? In this talk, we are looking by the hands of Jordi Camí at the latest discoveries in neuroscience and showing how magic “hacks” our mind and reveals its automatic functioning.

Alternative Brains

Ricard Solé

Ricard Solé, an expert in Complex Systems and co-curator of the exhibition "Brain(s)", suggests six possibilities of alternative brains that we don’t find in reality and invites us to see how science might explain why they are not a part of the real world. 

Marcus du Sautoy and Karina Gibert

Artificial Creativity

Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, presented by Professor Karina Gibert, explores the latest advances in artificial intelligence and talks about how artificial intelligence is learning to write, paint and think from his latest book Programados para crear (Acantilado, 2020).

Elena Neira and Jorge Carrión

Netflix and the dissection of cultural algorithms.

Professor and researcher Elena Neira, who specializes in new models of audiovisual distribution, talks with writer and professor Jorge Carrión about how digital platforms have changed our production and reception of culture.

Human Brain Project

A cartography of the brain

The leaders of the Human Brain Project discuss the key aspects of one of the most ambitious scientific projects of recent times, dedicated to the mapping of the human brain.

A journey to the fascinating world of the brains

Visiting "Brain(s)" you will learn new things about memory, dreams or the perception of reality and be amazed by fascinating artificial intelligences or other animal or brainless species. In "Brain(s)" you will be able to see historical models, photographs, films and up to 300 immersive works ...

Ricard Solé: “The Brain(s) exhibition brings us into the multiverse of brain complexity”

Why do brains exist? Where does consciousness come from? And creativity? What happens when the brain gets sick? Where is artificial intelligence heading? Physicist and biologist Ricard Solé, curator of the “Brain(s)” exhibition with Emily Sargent (Wellcome Collection), explains the big topics covered in “Brain(s)”, an exhibition produced jointly by the CCCB, Telefónica Foundation and Wellcome Collection.

What insects think about

Javier A. Canteros

Have we been dismissive in our reckoning of insect intelligence? Studies of their cognitive abilities reveal a surprising mind.