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Robert McIntyre

CEO at Nectome Inc

Robert comes from a background of artificial intelligence at MIT, where he studied under Marvin Minsky and Patrick Winston. After completing an award winning master’s thesis on embodied cognition, he turned his sights to the problem of cognitive science. He realized that it would be incredibly hard to fully scan all the information in a human brain, especially the connectome, but he did realize that locking all the structures of the brain in place for long term storage might be possible, by marrying ideas from two schools of thought- some from the field of cryobiology, and others from the field of connectomics in neuroscience. After getting up to speed with the state of the art, he developed with other a novel way to preserve brains, and won a prize in 2016. Soon after, he started Nectome with Michael to further this research and help realize the potential created by a robust brain preservation technology.

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See also: Company Nectome - Neuroscience startup that aims to preserve the brain and keep all its memories intact

Details last updated 12-Mar-2020

Robert McIntyre News

Scheme for mind-uploading centuries in the future

Kurzweil Network - 14-Mar-2018

Brain’s connectome contains 150 trillion microscopic synaptic connections. Data could possibly b...


New procedure wins Brain Preservation Prize

Kurzweil Network - 09-Feb-2016

21st Century Medicine team has won the Small Mammal Brain Preservation Prize and get about £18,00...