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What Does It Take To Map The Human Brain?

Part 3 of theTED Radio Hour episode The Unknown Brain

About Nancy Kanwisher's TED Talk

Nancy Kanwisher studies the brain partly by staring at her own. She's spent countless hours in an fMRI scanner, mapping her own brain to gain insight into what makes us human.

About Nancy Kanwisher

Nancy Kanwisher is a neuroscientist and a professor at MIT. Kanwisher and her colleagues have used fMRI to identify distinct sites in the brain for face recognition, knowing where you are and thinking about other people's thoughts. Kanwisher demonstrates brain functions and lectures publicly through her website Brain Talks.

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