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

TED2011 · 18:24 · Filmed Mar 2011
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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.

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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