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Ed Boyden: Saklar cahaya untuk neuron

TED2011 · 18:24 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Ed Boyden menunjukkan bagaimana dia dapat mengaktifkan atau mematikan neuron tertentu secara selektif melalui implan serat optik dengan memasukkan gen protein peka cahaya ke dalam sel-sel otak. Dengan tingkat pengendalian yang belum pernah dilihat sebelumnya ini, dia berhasil menyembuhkan tikus dari PTSD dan beberapa jenis kebutaan. Pengembangan ke depan: syaraf prostetik. Pembawa acara Juan Enriquez memberi penutup dan tanya jawab singkat.

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Neuroengineer
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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