Lecture: Shining a Light on The Brain, Nov. 14, 2019
Presented by Dr. Nasri Nesnas.One human brain has more neurons and interconnections than roads and intersections across all countries of the world combined. Therefore, mapping the human brain is no small feat, and scientists and engineers have come a long way in discovery through the development of numerous tools that aid in unraveling the mysteries of the brain’s network. One such tool is light, which offers unparalleled speed and remarkable precision in both location and timing. Dr. Nasri will discuss how researchers have been able to select specific neurons and render them responsive to light. This enabled the mapping of specific brain regions, which is key to understanding elusive diseases like Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and depression.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Center for Aeronautics and Innovation
1050 W Nasa Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901