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TEDTalks : Gero Miesenboeck - Reengineering a Brain

Author: Gero Miesenboeck; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; TED Conferences LLC.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2010.
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In the quest to map the brain, many scientists have attempted the incredibly daunting task of recording the activity of each neuron. Gero Miesenboeck works backward - manipulating specific neurons to figure out exactly what they do, through a series of stunning experiments that reengineer the way fruit flies percieve light.
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gero Miesenboeck; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; TED Conferences LLC.
OCLC Number: 829298866
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 07, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Target Audience: 10 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (18 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Breaking the Brain Code (3:11) --
Reengineering Brain Activity (3:45) --
Fruit Fly Experiments (2:03) --
Behavior Control Loop (4:33) --
Brain "Critic" (3:39) --
Credits: TEDTalks: Gero Miesenboeck --
Reengineering a Brain (0:04).
Other Titles: Reengineering a Brain
Responsibility: TED Conferences LLC.

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In the quest to map the brain, many scientists have attempted the incredibly daunting task of recording the activity of each neuron. Gero Miesenboeck works backward - manipulating specific neurons to figure out exactly what they do, through a series of stunning experiments that reengineer the way fruit flies percieve light.

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