Where do character traits like creativity and humor originate? By studying nerve tissue and building a computational model, neuroscientist Giorgio Ascoli and his team of researchers at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study are trying to answer these fundamental questions.
Writer: Colleen Rich
Director: Irene Flores
Production Assistants: Marlon Lucas, Rashad Mulla
Editors: Irene Flores, Marlon Lucas
Narrator: Alexander Romano
The Open Video Project "Surprise for Jean"
Rotating Brain by Mark Dow, Brain Development Lab, University of Oregon
Music by Kevin Mac Leod:
"The Machine Thinks"
"One Sly Move"