A Out of 10 finalists, the prize went to the BrainGate research team, headed by Dr.
Peres said it was a privilege to present the prize to people who had invested a great deal of work and devotion. Recalling the doubting Thomases when
We have a brain that makes decisions, but we don't know how it functions, he commented. "We are strangers to ourselves."
Master of ceremonies Elliott Gotkine,
When Gotkine turned to the subject of
"They go elsewhere because they can't get the conditions they need at home," he said. "We have the good characteristics for research, but we have to add conditions and equipment."
In that vein, Peres stated that to have an educational deficit was a greater risk than having a national deficit.
The conversation also touched briefly on
Gotkine also asked Peres his secret for remaining mentally alert at age 90, to which the president replied, "When you discover all the secrets of the brain, I'll know my own secret."(c)
Out of 10 finalists, the prize went to the BrainGate research team, headed by Dr.