Brazilian neuroscientist talks about Obama project to map the speed of thought

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NeuroscienceThe President of the United States, Barak Obama, anunciou esta week uma ambiciosa Search chamada de Breakthrough Research And Innovation in Neurotechnology, "BRAIN", the acronym in English, to outlining a mapping of the human brain to aid the healing of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson, Eiplepsia, Autism and Schizophrenia. "It's a scientific revolution, se tudo der certo a cura de muitas doenças will be mais fáceis já que poderão ser detectadas precocemente”, says neuroscientist Dr. Fernando Gomes Pinto, the Hospital das Clínicas of São Paulo, adding that "If the cure for Alzheimer's is near, cerca de um million e meio de brasileiros que sofrem da doença terão uma nova chance”.

Os cientistas vão poder observar como acontece a interação between células do cérebro e redes neurais em velocidades impressionantes, as well as the speed with which a person is able to think.

SOURCE: Dr. Fernando Gomes Pinto-neurosurgeon and Professor at the Hospital das Clínicas of São Paulo. Member of the Brazilian society of neurosurgery-SBN. Graduated in medicine at the faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP) and residency at Hospital das Clínicas FMUSP. Head of Group of Hydrodynamics Division of neurosurgery Brain Functional of the Institute of Psychiatry of the Hospital das Clínicas since 2007. Author of the books "initiation Manual in neurosurgery", "Exercises and poses for the patient with sequelae of stroke and other neurological diseases", "You know how your brain creates thoughts?"and" normal pressure hydrocephalus (HPN)”.

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