Ed Boyden:
Ed Boyden: Um interruptor para os neurónios

TED2011 · 18:24 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Ed Boyen demonstra como, pela inserção de proteínas sensíveis à luz em células cerebrais, pode activar ou desactivar selectivamente neurónios através de implantes de fibra óptica. Com este nível de controlo sem precedentes, conseguiu tratar ratos com distúrbios similares ao Síndrome de Stress Pós-Traumático e certas formas de cegueira. No horizonte: próteses neuronais. O moderador da sessão Juan Enriquez conduz um pequeno comentário no 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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