The real reason for brains

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. Talk recorded 13 July 2011.

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You may reason that we have [brains] to perceive the world or to think, and that’s completely wrong.