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9:55 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Theoretical Physicist, Author Dr. Michio Kaku Visits WKU

Dr. Michio Kaku
Dr. Michio Kaku
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Dr. Michio Kaku has devoted much of his life to studying the human brain. He's a co-founder of String Field Theory. He says the new brain mapping project, when complete, will be the most important scientific study since the Human Genome project.

The theoretical physicist and author was the featured speaker at WKU's Cultural Enhancement Series Monday night.

Dr. Kaku says the new revelations about the brain could help doctors treat mental illness and restore memories to those with Alzheimer's  Disease. He says technology now exists to record the dreams and thoughts inside someone's head. 

His latest book, The Future of the Mind, was published this year.