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Mara Dierssen

The Brain and Limits of Reality

Mara Dierssen, neurobiologist, talks about the functioning of the most complex organ that is known: the brain. The 86 billion neurons that form it and the connections that they establish mean that each brain is different. Despite its capacity being limited and our perception not always reflecting physical reality, the brain’s plasticity makes it malleable, which means that the environment, experience and our actions can modify it. 

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11 February 2019