Tuesday, December 02, 2008

TED Talks - The Coming Neurological Epidemic: Gregory Petsko

A short but useful TED Talk on how to prevent cognitive decline with aging (a crucial issue due to the skewing of the age distribution in first world nations, with America due to have more than 20% of the population above the age of 65 by 2050).

Biochemist Gregory Petsko makes a convincing argument that, in the next 50 years, we'll see an epidemic of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's, as the world population ages. His solution: more research into the brain and its functions. He also shares a few simple things we can do for ourselves to keep our brains healthy. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 3:46.)

Watch Gregory Petsko's talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of almost 350 TEDTalks -- including more talks about the brain.

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