A Light Switch for Neurons

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Hear Ed Boyden, an MIT neuroscientist, divulge how the brain processes light and how he has succeeded in curing blindness in mice. There is a brighter future for many humans suffering blindness as prosthetic eyes are developed! Inspire advanced anatomy or biology classes with this lecture.

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Pros
  • Highly informative and interesting content
  • Innovative developments are showcased
  • Could be used to meet Next Generation Science Standard HS-LS1-2
Cons
  • Lecturer is not particularly peppy, so those with short attention spans may have difficulty staying engaged for the full 18 minutes