29.09.2014

Barañao: "Physics and neuroscience will change our view of the world"

The head of the Ministry of Science inaugurated the workshop for Global Promotion of Neurosciences organized by the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO).

Minister Barañao in the opening of the meeting

Minister Barañao in the opening of the meeting.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Lino Barañao inaugurated the workshop for Global Promotion of Neurosciences, organized by the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). During the opening, Barañao said "neuroscience and physics are disciplines that will change our worldview.Investigating our brain will make possible to understand our relationship with reality".

The workshop aimed to discuss the potential and possibilities of funding in Latin America and its global research role in neuroscience and featured speakers from Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico. Regarding the development of the human brain study in the region, Barañao said “Latin America must join the global current of neuroscience research but from its history and ability to solve problems in different manner, posing disruptive solutions". "Innovative questions should be done from the region”.It opens the challenge of studying the brain since the brain itself, overcoming our limitations" he added

Neuroscience is the branch of medicine that focuses on the nervous system, which consists of the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system consists of all the nerves outside the brain and the spinal cord, including arms, legs and trunk of the body. Brain and spinal cord serve as the processing center of the entire nervous system and control all body functions.  Neurosciences study multiple associated pathologies such as vascular disorders in the brain, brain cancer, chronic pain, dementia, disorders of the pituitary gland, epilepsy, headaches, movement disorders such as tremor and Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, ophthalmic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, schizophrenia, disorders of the spine or stroke.

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