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TEDxCHUV - Richard Frackowiak - Images of dementia

Magnetic resonance images are revolutionizing?dementia diagnosis because of the use of?computers for their analysis. The brain degeneration that causes failure of memory can be?detected before symptoms arise, which raises?new perspectives for treatment.Richard Frackowiak is head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at UNIL--CHUV.?His interest is in human brain structure and function relationships in health and disease. He?has won the Ipsen, Wilhelm Feldberg and Klaus Joachim Zulch prizes. Formerly Foundation?Professor of Cognitive Neurology at University College London, Director of the Department?of Cognitive Studies at the Ecole Normale Sup?rieure Paris and Vice-Provost of UCL., he?founded the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience (FIL) in 1994. MA and MD?Cambridge, DSc London University, he has an honorary doctorate from Liege University and?is a Fellow of the Academies of Medical Sciences of the UK, France, Belgium and Europe?and a foreign associate of the Institute of Medicine USA. He is also scientific advisor to the?Director-General of Inserm.About TEDx:In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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