What don't we know about the brain?
A major gap in our knowledge of the brain is how it processes information. Learn what else we don’t know about the brain in this video of Sri Sarma, PhD, biomedical engineer and Johns Hopkins University professor.
You are hearing cars go by. You're feeling the pressure from the road as you're walking around. I mean, all this is happening as you are just
walking through the streets. How is all of that information processed and integrated in the brain?
One major gap in our knowledge of how the brain works is really how information, sensory information
from different modalities gets integrated and processed and interpreted to generate behavior.
When you're walking and you're behaving in your environment, you have visual stimuli. You're looking at your images.
You're hearing things. You're smelling the bread that's coming from the bakery off the street.
You're hearing cars go by. You're feeling the pressure from the road as you're walking. I mean, all this is happening as you are just
walking through the streets. How is all of that information processed and integrated
in the brain that then allows you to make decisions and so forth? I think that is a mystery.
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