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Ed Boyden:
Ed Boyden: Un interruptor de llum per les neurones

TED2011 · 18:24 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Ed Boyden: Ed Boyden: Un interruptor de llum per les neurones
18:24 · Filmed March 2011 at TED2011 · Subtitles available in 29 languages

Ed Boyden ens ensenya com, introduint a les neurones gens de proteïnes sensibles a la llum, pot activar o desactivar determinades neurones amb implants de fibra òptica. Amb aquest nivell de control sense precedents, ha aconseguit curar ratolins de trastorns similars a l'estrés posttraumàtic i certes formes de ceguesa. A l'horitzó: les pròtesis neuronals. El moderador Juan Enriquez fa una petita entrevista al final.

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At the MIT Media Lab, Ed Boyden leads the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which invents technologies to reveal how cognition and emotion arise from brain networks — and to enable systematic repair of disorders such as epilepsy and PTSD. Full bio
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