Backlight: The Greedy Brain

Science - Technology
backlight
50'
Rob van Hattum
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In  science fiction films the minds of scientists are downloaded into computers and criminal brains are connected with the Internet. Interesting, but how does it work in real life……?

Science journalist Rob van Hattum wondered what information we really can get from our brain and stumbled upon an extraordinary scientific experiment. An experiment where rat brains where directly connected with each other. An experiment that opens the door to a world in which brains are connected to form one big brain net.
For Backlight Rob van Hattum  made a tour amongst neuroscientists looking for the future of our brain. He connected his own brain to computers and let it completely be scanned searching for the limits of reading out the brain.