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The neuro-revolution is coming: Greg Gage’s neuroscience kits put research in the hands of the curious

The neuro-revolution is coming: Greg Gage’s neuroscience kits put research in the hands of the curious

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Greg Gage is a reliable source of both shock and awe at TED. Onstage over the years, this TED Fellow has demonstrated his low-cost DIY teaching kits by amputating a cockroach leg to show how neurons fire, remote-controlling a cyborg cockroach to demonstrate how electrical stimulation guides behavior, and taking away an audience member’s free will to show how one person’s brain can control the arm movements of []

Introducing the RoboRoach: Greg Gage at TEDGlobal 2013

Introducing the RoboRoach: Greg Gage at TEDGlobal 2013

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Talking as fast and fervently as a circus busker, TED Fellow Greg Gage introduces the world to RoboRoach — a kit that allows you create a cockroach cyborg and control its movements via an iPhone app and “the world’s first commercially available cyborg in the history of mankind.” “I’m a neuroscientist,” says Gage, “and that []

Listening to Nature: The speakers in Session 5 at TEDGlobal 2013

Listening to Nature: The speakers in Session 5 at TEDGlobal 2013

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This session asks us to pay closer attention to what nature has to tell us — both about itself and about the world around us. We’ll investigate a variety of sources — from the soundscapes of ecosystems to the neurons of cockroaches to the extraordinary sex lives of animals. Here are the speakers who appeared []

TED Fellow Greg Gage turns a smartphone into a microscope

TED Fellow Greg Gage turns a smartphone into a microscope

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At TED2012, DIY neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow Greg Gage shocked the TED audience when he cut the leg off a live cockroach onstage to demonstrate his Spiker Box – a device that allows anyone to see and hear spikes in the neural activity of insects. A year later, his company Backyard Brains is coming up with []