Can The Human Brain Be Reprogrammed?



What if you could flip a switch to change someone’s behavior? The key may lie in reprogramming neurons.

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Changing behavior through synaptic engineering
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/uomm-cbt090815.php

“The research, published in PLOS Biology, provides a new approach for studying the neural circuits that govern behavior and has important implications for how scientists think about neural connectomes.”

The Connectome Debate: Is Mapping the Mind of a Worm Worth It?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/c-elegans-connectome/

“So far, C. elegans is the only organism that boasts a complete connectome. Researchers are also working on connectomes for the fruit fly nervous system and the mouse brain. In recent years some neuroscientists have proposed creating a connectome for the entire human brain—or at least big chunks of it.”

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