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Gero Miesenboeck faz reengenharia em um cérebro

TEDGlobal 2010 · 17:34 · Filmed Jul 2010
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Na busca pelo mapeamento do cérebro, muitos cientistas tentaram a incrível e intimidante tarefa de registrar a atividade de cada neurônio isoladamente. Gero Miesenboeck trabalha de maneira reversa — ou seja, manipulando neurônios específicos para descobrir exatamente o que eles fazem, através de uma série de experimentos formidáveis que reestruturam o modo como moscas-da-fruta percebem a luz.

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Optogeneticist
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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