How To Control Someone Else With Your Brain: TED Fellow Greg Gage
Using a simple DIY neuroscience kit from his Backyard Brains program, Gage attached two audience volunteers via a “human-to-human interface.” With the help of a few electrodes and wires, he got one woman to control another man’s arm using nothing but electric impulses from her brain. As David Lavin said in his TED 2015 recap—“no one could believe this was happening. It was like watching Harry Houdini.”
Gage’s demonstration is amazing, but it also proves the broader point that he makes in his talks—that neuroscience is a crucially important discipline, one with implications that go way further than the confines of a lab.
Greg Gage’s talks make neuroscience an exciting and accessible topic for audiences of all kinds. To book Greg Gage as the keynote speaker for your next event, contact the Lavin Agency speakers bureau.