Gero Miesenboeck:
Reengenharia do 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 registar a atividade de cada neurónio. Gero Miesenboeck trabalha ao contrário — a manipular neurónios específicos para descobrir exatamente o que eles fazem, através de uma série de experiências impressionantes que reestruturam a forma como as moscas da fruta apreendem a luz.

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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