The brain is a Swiss Army Knife: Nancy Kanwisher at TED2014

Nancy Kanwisher at TED2014 - The Next Chapter, March 17-21, 2014, Session 5 - Us, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own), shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose “machinery.” Another surprise: There’s so much left to learn.

Learn more about Nancy’s research by visiting her website, which contains short talks on the different scientific methods neuroscientists can use to study the human mind and brain.