Ed Boyden:
Ed Boyden: Um interruptor para os neurônios

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 ativar ou desativar seletivamente neurônios específicos através de implantes de fibra óptica. Com esse nível de controle sem precedentes, conseguiu tratar ratos com distúrbios similares à Síndrome de Estresse Pós-Traumático e certas formas de cegueira. Para o futuro: próteses neuronais. O moderador da sessão, Juan Enriquez, conduz um pequeno debate no 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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