Fantastic Journey – A guided tour of the cerebral cortex
With 20 billion neurons and 60 trillion synapses, the cerebral cortex is the largest and most complex area of the brain, a communication network whose activity is the basis for much of our conscious experience – our sensations, our thoughts, our language, our decisions and our movements.
Unraveling its mysteries is essential for understanding behavior, and for developing effective treatments for a host of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, autism, schizophrenia and depression. How is this extraordinary biological structure organized, and how does its activity contribute to such a broad range of brain functions? Dr. David Fitzpatrick, MPFI Scientific Director and CEO, will be your guide for a remarkable journey through the latest research advancing our knowledge of the amazing human brain.
Admission is free but space is limited. Please RSVP to rsvp at maxplanckflorida.org or 561-972-9027