Gero Miesenboeck:
Gero Miesenboeck reengenharia um cérebro

TEDGlobal 2010 · 17:34 · Filmed Jul 2010
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Na busca para mapear o cérebro, muitos cientistas têm procurado a tarefa extremamente difícil de registrar a atividade de cada neurônio. Gero Miesenboeck trabalha ao contrário - a manipular neurônios específicos para descobrir exatamente o que eles fazem, através de uma série de experiências impressionantes que reestruturam a forma como as moscas de fruta percebem a luz.

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Using light and a little genetic engineering — optogenetics — Gero Miesenboeck has developed a way to control how living nerve cells work, and advanced understanding of how the brain controls behavior. Full bio



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