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Ed Boyden:
Ed Boyden: un interruptor de luz para neuronas

TED2011 · 18:24 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Ed Boyden muestra cómo, mediante la inserción de genes de proteínas fotosensibles en células cerebrales, puede activar o desactivar selectivamente neuronas específicas con implantes de fibra óptica. Con este nivel de control sin precedentes ha logrado curar ratones con trastornos similares al estrés postraumático y ciertas formas de ceguera. En el horizonte: prótesis neuronales. El moderador de segmento Juan Enríquez hace un mini-debate al final.

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Ed Boyden is a professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute. Full bio
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