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Opening Remarks/How the Brain Invents the Mind

Opening Remarks/How the Brain Invents the Mind

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Technology Day 2009 The Mind's Eye. In trying financial times, Susan Hockfield remains optimistic and committed to pursuing MIT's massive, multi-year initiatives in energy and life sciences. She prefaces her "whirlwind" tour of MIT for an alumni audience by referencing the campus-wide relief at the change in presidential administrations, which promises to make science and engineering more central, and to make "MIT values more mainstream." If it indeed becomes "cool to be smart," Hockfield believes MIT can count on taking a prominent national role in research, policy and education. One key area in which MIT hopes to make a major contribution is sustainable energy. The MIT Energy Initiative, two years old, brings together faculty and students... Show More
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