Now this makes my spine tingle! Did you watch all the way to the end? Maybe these “personalized neuroprosthetics” could be a solution a myriad of neurological disabilities. And not just a patch, but actually using neuroplasticity to “help the brain help itself” to regenerate broken or lost parts.
*squweeee!!!!* I’m like a little kid that just found out they got a pony. 🙂 This is literally my favorite TED video I’ve seen in the last year. I don’t know what else to say on this topic except that I will be watching this very, VERY closely.
I also loved the bit where he gave a nod to the rest of his team. Young scientists can make a difference too! Especially when working in a team. I would say team work in school was the bane of my existence. Being a perfectionist, nothing anyone else did stood up to my standards, so I would end up doing it all myself… until I went to grad school. There, I found my tribe of fellow nerdy perfectionists– everyone pulled their weight and did it well. I could only imagine working on a team like that! Cue the choir of angels! If they came recruiting, I’d trip over myself trying to get into their lab. I would miss all my cute patients though… *sigh* The struggle is real.
I did just hear that Dr. Courtine will be speaking at Rehab Institute of Chicago next week, April 28th from 12-1pm, Lurie-Hughes Auditorium, 303 East Superior St. Lobby level with a reception to follow. Wish that was in my neck of the woods!