Electricity as Medicine: A Future Without Pills?

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Electricity as Medicine: A Future Without Pills?

Every impulse in the brain is electric, and all activities — from walking to dreaming — are based on electrical signals. Scientists have been tapping into these signals to understand how our brains work and what that teaches us about disease, and using what’s learned to treat epilepsy through electrical stimulation. This has potential to be leveraged in countless ways, and harnessing the language of the nervous system may transform how we approach disorders like depression and obesity.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced