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Andres Lozano: Parkinson’s, depression and the switch that might turn them off

Brain Cells

FILMED JAN 2013 • POSTED APR 2013 • TEDxCaltech

TED presents Andres Lozano who talks about how deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. A technique that allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, and turn them up or down — like a radio dial or thermostat — to correct dysfunction. A dramatic look at emerging techniques, in which a woman with Parkinson’s instantly stops shaking and brain areas eroded by Alzheimer’s are brought back to life.

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