“Upload” more Brain Power? Is this the future of Stroke Rehab/Recovery ?

While researching emerging technologies for brain recovery as part of my new book, I started following the work that the MIT Media Lab is doing especially the work of Ed Boyden a biological engineer and brain and cognitive scientist.   If you have the time go watch the video he did for TED below, this is really interesting work.

Some of the concepts in this video could push the envelope a bit and change how we feel about what age the brain fully develops and how we can perhaps some day “upload” more brain function to ward off decline and perhaps correct insults.

By the way, if you took our poll and  just want the simple wiki answer to the brain development poll from a previous post then here it is:

Answer:
Scientists say that the brain is fully developed and matured in the late teens or early 20’s, depending on the individual. The average would be 21.

By the Way:

I Just learned that the University of Rhode Island is hosting an upcoming Honors Colloquium beginning later this month called “Are You Ready for the Future?”  Go to http://www.uri.edu/hc to learn more.  Ed Boyden is one of the invited guests.  If you aren’t planning to travel to Little Rhody you can see all the lectures as they will be streamed live and archived.    I might just make the drive back to my old school to see this one “live”.  See the schedule of events, it looks good.

David Dansereau for know-stroke.org

David Dansereau at Know-Stroke.org

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