How my brain got fried

September 30, 2010

Even software billionaire Paul Allen, who founded the Allen Institute for Brain Science with $100 million of his fortune, can take only so much neuroscience in one day. "You do suffer from a little mental overload at the end," he acknowledged after today's sessions at the "Open Questions in Neuroscience" symposium at Seattle's Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum. Allen compared the experience to drinking from the proverbial firehose.