Debugging the human brain | IET London Savoy Place London  | Tue 22nd January 2019 Lineup

Debugging the human brain

IET London Savoy Place in London

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

6:30pm til 10:00pm

No age restrictions

This exciting evening talk will explore Professor Boyden's research into this field of neuroscience, linking engineering principles with a core medical problem

 
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Debugging the human brain on Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Summary
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
Ed Boyden, Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute.

Who should attend?

  • Researchers (industry, academia)
  • University students
  • Neurologists / Neurobiologists
  • Biotechnologists
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Professionals interested in the fields of optogenetics and synthetic neurobiology
  • Organisations involved in research concerning brain diseases and treatment, including charities, academic institutions, and industry

Register
Free to attend evening talk followed by a networking drinks reception
Secure your place today by booking online: www.theiet.org/boyden

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