06th - 11th October 2016

The Greedy Brain

Sunday 04th October 2015 from 10h00 to 11h30
Salle 3 / IPGP

Directed by
Rob van Hattum
Written by
Rob van Hattum
Produced by

Documentary, Netherlands, 2014, 49 min

Unseen. Competition Science Television

This film will be screened in original version with french subtitles.

In science fiction films the minds of scientists are downloaded into computers and criminal brains are connected with the Internet. Interesting, but howdoes it work in real life......?

Science journalist Rob van Hattum wondered what information we really can other. An experiment where rat brains where directly connected with eachget from our brain and stumbled upon an extraordinary scientific experiment. 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. He connected his own brain to computers and let it completely be scanned searching for the limits of reading out the brainfor the future of our brain. 


Debate with :

  • Etienne Koechlin, Neurobiologist and director of the cognitive neurosciences Laboratory (Inserm, ENS)