Ed Boyden:
Ed Boyden: Un interruptor de llum per les neurones

TED2011 · 18:24 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Ed Boyden ens ensenya com, introduint a les neurones gens de proteïnes sensibles a la llum, pot activar o desactivar determinades neurones amb implants de fibra òptica. Amb aquest nivell de control sense precedents, ha aconseguit curar ratolins de trastorns similars a l'estrés posttraumàtic i certes formes de ceguesa. A l'horitzó: les pròtesis neuronals. El moderador Juan Enriquez fa una petita entrevista al final.

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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