Exploring Connectomics: Jeff Lichtman at TEDxCaltech

Connectomics: Jeff Lichtman at TEDxCaltech
Jeff Lichtman is Jeremy R. Knowles professor of Molecular and Cellular Bio at Harvard. He holds an A.B. He received an A.B. He received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from Washington University, St. Louis in 1980. He worked at the university for 30 years prior to moving to Cambridge (2004). He is also a member at the newly-established Center for Brain Science in Harvard. Jeff’s interests in research revolve around how experiences can physically alter mammalian circuits, particularly during early life. He has studied the dramatic rewiring of neural pathways during early postnatal development. His research has recently focused on the development of new electron microscopy techniques to map the wiring diagram of both the developing brain and the adult brain. This \”connectomics\” method aims to discover how information is stored within neural networks.

TEDx, a self-organized program, is a local event that brings people together for a TED experience. TEDTalks videos and live speakers are combined at a TEDx to create a stimulating environment for small groups. TEDx is the brand name for these local, self organized events. x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference gives general guidelines for the TEDx Program, but each TEDx event is self-organized. * (*Subjected to certain rules and regulation)

Caltech held TEDxCaltech on January 18, 2013. The Brain was a celebration of the humankind’s quest for understanding the brain by exploring the past and present of neuroscience. Visit TEDxCaltech.com for more details.


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