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From: Jillian Burrows <jil...@representationdesign.net>
Subject: Re: Ignite Proposal
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:39:40 -0700
To: Jason <prot...@gmail.com>

Hi Jason,

The presentation would focus on the more recent discoveries poised to
overthrow lots of assumptions scientists have held about the brain.

It would be divided into the following parts:
   -Brief overview of what is currently known and believed about the
brain, including:
        +basic statistics
        +basic architecture
        +basic hierarchy.
   -Interesting new research projects at MIT's Picower Center and
Federale Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne, including:
        +The role of 90% of the brain's matter, previously thought to
do nothing but support neurons.
        +What hypnosis can teach us.
        +Synethesia's secrets.
        +Blue Brain molecular level neural simulation, that aims to
grow an entire brain in silico.
        +Henry Markram's new explanation of Autism.

Obviously this is a lot of material to cover, but if done as an
abstract overview without the technical details, I think it can be

Jillian Burrows
(541) 740-4192 cell
(541) 250-0013 business

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 5:29 PM, Jason <prot...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Jillian,
> You've been selected as an alternate for Ignite Corvallis 2!
> Could you explain more about your Ignite Presentation and sell us a bit on
> the concept and delivery?
> There's a chance you will make it into the final lineup, but we just need a
> bit more information.
> Thanks,
> Jason Prothero
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