TED: “Christopher deCharms looks Inside the brain” – Newton Street Study Guide to the brain
Apr 11 2012

TED: "Christopher deCharms looks Inside the brain"

You can imagine yourself well.

In this 4 minute talk, Christopher deCharms outlines how brain imaging will allow us to control our own brain functioning. He presents this technology as a powerful new alternative to pills, therapy and surgery.

deCharms provides an example of a potential subjects for real time imaging: chronic pain patients. Relief from chronic pain is possible with a kind of MRI bio feedback.

deCharms clearly challenges us all to imagine carefully just what else we might do with our new found capability.


a related segment about deCharms company, Omneuron


TED, deCharms looks inside the brain