Every beginning has had a significant story in the field of science and technology. Einstein quoted “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity“. This has become undoubtedly true in case of neurotechnology. From the first image of the brain till the latest one, the human race has witnessed quite an advancement.
From basic photographs of the human brain to the most complex structures obtained using EEG, MRI, MEG, the smallest structure within the human brain has been studied. This has contributed as a great milestone in understanding of the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer, Parkinson’s and ADHD to name a few. This use of technology in understanding various aspects of the human brain gave birth to neurotechnology.
Deriving images of the brain from simple cameras to MRIs and PET scans has taught us the complexity behind the human brain. Furthermore, these imaging techniques have also aided in diagnosing various brain related disorders to design efficient drugs. The mapping of the brain using neurotechnological techniques has aided the development of effective strategies to cure and help in neurorehabilitation.
With the advancement in the imaging technology, we could understand the behavioral pattern of neural network including the environment and the processes involved. It is important to understand neuroplasticity to gather more information about the human brain Read More
When there is something we know more of, there needs to be a consistent reminder for the need to have ethics. Neuroethics is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses the ethical issues raised due to the increased understanding of the human brain and our ability to monitor and influence it read more.
“Excessive reservations and paralyzing despondency have not helped the sciences to advance nor are they helping them to advance, but a healthy optimism that cheerfully searches for new ways to understand, as it is convinced that it will be possible to find them”. – Alois Alzheimer
Is fringe science becoming a reality?
Fringe science aka pseudoscience deals with certain branches of science that contains a collection of bizarre ideas and out of reach ideas in the already existing reality. The boundaries aren’t limited in terms of the regular established science. . . read more
“Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain.”
Rodolfo R. Llinás
“The neural processes underlying that which we call creativity have nothing to do with rationality. That is to say, if we look at how the brain generates creativity, we will see that it is not a rational process at all; creativity is not born out of reasoning.”
“I am not who you think I am;
I am not who I think I am;
I am who I think you think I am ”