Debugging the human brain - Innovative technologies for understanding and repairing misfiring neurons

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2 Savoy Place London

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Tue 22nd Jan 2019

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Where:The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2 Savoy Place London WC2R 0BL
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Times:18:00 - Registration 19:00 - Lecture commences 20.30 - Q&A followed by networking drinks reception 22:00 - Close
Admission:Free
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About the event

Over a billion people suffer from a brain disorder, few of which are well-treated by existing drugs or devices.

A key problem is that the brain is a complex, densely wired circuit made out of neurons, varying in shape, biomolecular composition, and patterns of connectivity.

Pinpointing how to treat brain disorders demands better maps of the brain, as well as better understanding of brain dynamics, and the knowledge of how to correct these dynamics when they go awry.

This exciting evening talk will explore Professor Ed Boyden's research into this field of neuroscience, linking engineering principles with a core medical problem – how do you reprogram a brain that is misfiring?

Official Link: https://events.theiet.org/human-brain/index.cfm



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