In his talk, Professor Hannan will let us in on why doing neuroscience in the 21st century is like physics was at the start of the 20th century. There are three revolutions going on right now in biology and medicine that make neuroscience one of the last great frontiers:
Understanding the role of these three factors in brain development and function will open the door to new and more effective treatments of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, mental illness and addiction.
Professor Anthony Hannan is head of the Neural Plasticity Laboratory, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. He is also currently an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, and has received awards for his research, including the British Council Eureka Prize (fitting) and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies Anniversary Prize.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx