Videos > Jerzy Vetulani - How our brains connect and reconnect the dots

About the talk:

This year, Jerzy will be exploring the implications of the discovery of the cells that form the "inner GPS" in our brains that allows us to orient ourselves in space; a discovery that was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Medicine.

Jerzy Vetulani is a neuroscientist, pharmacologist and biochemist, professor of natural sciences and one of Poland's most cited scientists, as well as a natural raconteur, former cabaret performer and regular on the TEDxKraków stage.

Recorded during: TEDxKraków 2015

About the speaker:

Jerzy Vetulani is a neuroscientist, neuropsychopharmacologist, biochemist, a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Learning, one of Poland’s most frequently-cited scientists, a popular blogger, author, former performer at the famous Piwnica pod Baranami cabaret and founder of a secret society for bug collectors (1946). He’s passionate about the role of the brain and is devoted to popularising the field of neurobiology. And judging by the crowds who regularly turn up to hear him speak, whether at the popular “Gadajacy Pies” open mic nights or at his day-time lectures to students, it’s clear he has a talent for it.

Jerzy’s academic interests include the study of the mechanisms of depression, addiction and memory. He recommends plenty of Scrabble-playing and crossword-solving as good preparation for old age.

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