In this imaginative talk, neuroengineer Sam Rodriques takes us on a thrilling tour of the next 100 years in neuroscience. He envisions strange (and sometimes frightening) innovations that may be the key to understanding and treating brain disease -- like lasers that drill tiny holes in our skulls and allow probes to study the electrical activity of our neurons.
What We'll Learn About the Brain in the Next Century
Throughout your lifetime, your brain continuously revises its own wiring. This ability of the brain to change and adapt is referred to as neuroplasticity (neuro = neuron, plasticity = the malleability of the brain). Here to explain precisely what neuroplasticity is, how it happens and how we can harness it, is one of the world's leading minds in this area – Dr Michael Merzenich.WATCH NOW