“Scanning the Zombie Brain” by Bradley Voytek

What makes a zombie a zombie rather than a human? What makes their brains tick and animate those rotting body parts (and lust for human flesh)? Taking a theoretical neuroscience approach, Dr. Bradley Voytek will present a hypothetical picture of the zombie brain, based on research he performed with co-conspirator Dr. Timothy Verstynen. 50% academic “what-if?” exercise and 50% tongue-in-cheek critique of the methods of modern neuroscience, this talk is 100% getting us ready for the coming undead plague.

Dr. Bradley Voytek (@bradleyvoytek & darb.ketyov.com) is one of the world’s foremost leaders in necro-neuroscience. He is an advisory board member of the Zombie Research Society, along with movie legend George Romero, and he also does some real science at UC Berkeley. He’s spoken at Google’s TechTalks and TEDxBerkeley, and was also co-named Time Magazine’s 2006 Person of the Year.

Links:
The Zombie Research Society (ZRS) is dedicated to raising the level of zombie scholarship:
- zombieresearch.org/

Brad would like us to remind you that he is actually a legitimate scientist and occasional does some real science. Be sure to check out his other research:
- brainscanr.com/
- darb.ketyov.com/
- blog.ketyov.com/
- @bradleyvoytek

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