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Daniel Wolpert:
The real reason for brains

TEDGlobal 2011 · 19:59 · Filmed Jul 2011
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Daniel Wolpert: The real reason for brains
19:59 · Filmed July 2011 at TEDGlobal 2011 · Subtitles available in 29 languages

Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. In this entertaining, data-rich talk he gives us a glimpse into how the brain creates the grace and agility of human motion.

Movement expert
A neuroscientist and engineer, Daniel Wolpert studies how the brain controls the body. Full bio
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