Awful pun: conducting brain experiments.
I liked this on YouTube because it illustrates both our endeavour to understand the human brain and the progress we are making at the same time as emphasising its ineffable complexity.
A Dennett Adagio
Functional MRI scan of the brilliant brain of DANIEL DENNETT, December 2015. This is a rest state (default mode) image series captured at the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center in Connecticut. After standard preprocessing, I reduced the dimensionality of the data with Independent Component Analysis, extracting eight synchronized networks as shown. Each was assigned a tone; the more rapidly varying regions are higher in pitch. This part of the experiment, resting without any stimulus or task, lasted six minutes. It’s accelerated here x2.