The brain: stories of thinking cells
By Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato
We know a great deal about how the brain works and, at least partially, we know how our ‘wonder box’ lets us perceive the world around us via our five senses and how it allows us to rework it and translate it into concrete action and abstract thought. Even if we have learnt to understand what the brain is in anatomical and structural terms and understand it, in general terms its functioning remains unknown to us. Not only are we still not able to understand how the various brain cells interact in a detailed way to generate thoughts or concrete action but we have still not accorded full meaning to words such as intelligence, consciousness, empathy and feelings. And, above all, we don’t know how the mind ‘emerges’ from our brains!
Gianvito Martino, Scientific Director of the IRCCS Hospital San Raffaele will discuss these subject matters.