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Ed Boyden:
Um interruptor para os neurónios

TED2011 · 18:24 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Ed Boyden demonstra como, pela inserção de proteínas sensíveis à luz em células cerebrais, pode ativar ou desativar seletivamente neurónios através de implantes de fibra ótica. 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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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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