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

Exciting free evening talk in central London with networking drinks reception and showcase


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 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?


Speaker(s):

Professor Ed Boyden | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

22 January 2019 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

IET London: Savoy Place
2 Savoy Place
London
WC2R 0BL


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Organised by:

The Institution of Engineering and Technology
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Tickets:

Free

Available from:

Please register to secure your seat at www.theiet.org/boyden

Additional Information:

For this talk we are excited to welcome Ed Boyden, Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute

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