What Paul Allen, Orson Welles And A Mouse Are Teaching Us About Our Brains

July 13, 2016

While a mouse watches the infamous opening shot from Orson Welles’ 1958 movie A Touch of Evil, the neurons in its brain start firing as it processes a range of visual stimuli from the film noir classic. A recording of this event is among the data released today as part of the new Allen Brain Observatory, the latest endeavor of Microsoft billionaire and philanthropist Paul Allen’s Seattle-based Institute for Brain Science.