The brain has an immense power to generate predictions. However, what happens when our expectations contradict reality? Georg Keller offers new research on how we see, hear, and feel the world.
The intro animation was produced as a collaboration between TEDxBasel and the Hochschule Luzern. This animation was created by Loïc Kreyden and Valentine Moser.
Find out more about this event and the other ideas that were shared at www.tedxbasel.com Georg studied physics at the ETH in Zurich. Soon after finishing his studies, he was drawn to questions of neuroscience. He obtained his Ph.D. focusing on how songbirds listen to themselves sing. After a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Munich, he became a research group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel. For the most part, his lab studies address how the brain processes sensory input and how expectations shape perception. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx