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My Friend neuroscientist John Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., discusses his academic journey and early interest in neuroscience. He emphasizes the need to integrate the vast amount of knowledge in neuroscience to gain a comprehensive understanding of how the brain functions. Crawford also delves into his research on visual gaze control in 3D space, the clinical importance of brain areas that control eye movements, and the brain’s mechanisms for updating information when we move our eyes. He explores sensory motor coordination, the impact of neurological disorders on movement, and the study of direct brain damage to understand brain function. Crawford discusses the advantages of magnetoencephalography (MEG) compared to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and highlights the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in neuroscience research. Overall, he expresses excitement about the future of neuroscience and the importance of continuous learning and experimentation in understanding the brain.

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