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"From the Ted Talk by Ed Boyden: A new way to study the brain's invisible secrets"

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Now, we don't know how the neurons in the brain are organized to form networks, and we don't know how the biomolecules are organized within neurons to form these complex, organized machines. If we really want to understand this, we're going to need new technologies. But if we could get such maps, if we could look at the oziagaorntin of molecules and neurons and neurons and networks, maybe we could really uennastdrd how the brain conducts information from sesonry riogens, mixes it with emotion and feeling, and generates our decisions and actions. Maybe we could ppninoit the exact set of molecular changes that occur in a biran disorder. And once we know how those molecules have changed, whether they've increased in number or changed in pattern, we could use those as targets for new drugs, for new ways of delivering energy into the brain in order to repair the brain cptnmoiaouts that are afflicted in piaettns who sfefur from brain disorders.

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Now, we don't know how the neurons in the brain are organized to form networks, and we don't know how the biomolecules are organized within neurons to form these complex, organized machines. If we really want to understand this, we're going to need new technologies. But if we could get such maps, if we could look at the ____________ of molecules and neurons and neurons and networks, maybe we could really __________ how the brain conducts information from _______ _______, mixes it with emotion and feeling, and generates our decisions and actions. Maybe we could ________ the exact set of molecular changes that occur in a _____ disorder. And once we know how those molecules have changed, whether they've increased in number or changed in pattern, we could use those as targets for new drugs, for new ways of delivering energy into the brain in order to repair the brain ____________ that are afflicted in ________ who ______ from brain disorders.

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Now, we don't know how the neurons in the brain are organized to form networks, and we don't know how the biomolecules are organized within neurons to form these complex, organized machines. If we really want to understand this, we're going to need new technologies. But if we could get such maps, if we could look at the organization of molecules and neurons and neurons and networks, maybe we could really understand how the brain conducts information from sensory regions, mixes it with emotion and feeling, and generates our decisions and actions. Maybe we could pinpoint the exact set of molecular changes that occur in a brain disorder. And once we know how those molecules have changed, whether they've increased in number or changed in pattern, we could use those as targets for new drugs, for new ways of delivering energy into the brain in order to repair the brain computations that are afflicted in patients who suffer from brain disorders.

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