Nice talk about science and vaccination

The site http://www.ted.com/ is a really great site to find talks on lots of different topics. The one I recently listened to is http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_specter_the_danger_of_science_denial.html, which highlights some of the dangers of the recent anti-vax movement. Lots of other great links at http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?cat=36.

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About brianblais

I am a professor of Science and Technology at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, and a research professor in the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems, Brown University. My research is in computational neuroscience and statistics. I teach physics, meteorology, astonomy, theoretical neuroscience, systems dynamics, artificial intelligence and robotics. My book, "Theory of Cortical Plasticity" (World Scientific, 2004), details a theory of learning and memory in the cortex, and presents the consequences and predictions of the theory. I am an avid python enthusiast, and a Bayesian (a la E. T. Jaynes), and love music.
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