Other projects in our lab include social neuroscience (how to optimize community intervention programs in high-risk neighborhoods) and the use of real-time feedback neuroimaging to break drug addiction (in collaboration with Stephen LaConte at Virginia Tech).
Well before we understand how brains work, we may find ourselves able to digitally copy the brain's structure and able to download the conscious mind into a computer. What are the possibilities and challenges?
I recently spent an evening speaking at the Rubin Museum in NYC with punk rock legend, writer, and spoken word artist Henry Rollins. We discussed the origin, meaning, neuroscience, and bizarreness of dreams.