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Brain TV

Watching the brain on TV

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  00:04:00  2015  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

Jean-Philippe Lachaux is conducting his research on the treatment of epilepsy at the neurological clinic in Lyon in Inserm’s “Brain dynamics and Cognition” laboratory. Epilepsy is a disorder affecting one per cent of the French population. Using electrodes planted into specific brain areas of patients, neurologists are enabled to track their brain activity in real time on a TV screen. Through this brain TV they can identify epileptic foci and thus avoid damaging healthy brain cells during neurosurgery. This system stands as a major advancement in the treatment of epilepsy, for which surgery is still the most efficient approach.

Producer : CNRS Images
Executive producer : ART3 Productions
 
Scientific adviser : LACHAUX Jean-Philippe (Centre de recherche en neurosciences de Lyon, INSERM)
Reporter : GRENECHE Jérôme
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Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of archive images.
Voice over. Interviews (live sound). Musics.
PersonnalitiesLACHAUX Jean-Philippe(Centre de recherche en neurosciences de Lyon, INSERM)
NotesINSERM : Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale
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Item No.4447
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
VersionFrench
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