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The brain’s lateral ability to heal itself can be accelerated by external stimulation. Today Robert J. Marks discusses brain stimulation with Yuri Danilov.

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  • 00:47 | Introducing Yuri Danilov, Senior Scientist, Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • 01:18 | Phineas Gage (1823 – 1860) and the study of brain trauma
  • 03:23 | Do we actually remember everything?
  • 05:43 | Photographic and eidetic memory
  • 06:43 | Can you survive a bullet to the brain?
  • 07:16 | The challenge of blast concussive injuries
  • 07:57 | Transcranial direct-current stimulation (TDCT) devices
  • 11:50 | Our dependence on sensory input
  • 13:33 | The BrainPort device and translingual neurostimulation
  • 14:56 | Using the tongue for neurostimulation
  • 17:43 | The most famous blind alpinist, Erik Wiehenmayer
  • 18:56 | Blindness and depth perception
  • 20:09 | Neurostimulation to help deaf people learn to read lips
  • 21:06 | Resolution of the stimulator matrix
  • 23:29 | Translingual neurostimulation (TLNS) for mental disorders
  • 23:47 | The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS®) device
  • 27:33 | Treating autism with the PoNS® device
  • 29:11 | Why aren’t these devices used everywhere?
  • 29:28 | Working with patients considered “untreatable”
  • 30:56 | FDA approval for the PoNS® device
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