Why the 21st century will be the century of the brain | Jean-Francois de Clermont-Tonnerre

Why the 21st century will be the century of the brain

The prodigious progress of research in the field of the brain and the promises which follow from it have made some scientists say that the 21st century will be that of the brain.

The first photographs of the living brain date only from the end of the 19th century.

- Thanks to imagery it has become natural to “see the brain thinking” live. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was born from the conjunction of computer performance and research advances in biology / physics / chemistry. The scanner is now a trivial examination. What is revolutionary about MRI is that it connects the activation of certain areas of our brain to states of consciousness. Who sees better, is able to treat better: 3D images allow practitioners not only to examine lesions and other tumors but also to detect any early damage caused by a stroke and therefore to adapt appropriate treatments .

The convergence of work and research carried out throughout the world makes spectacular therapies emerging.

We are all in the hope that this work will lead to new diagnoses and adapted therapies, and even that they will prevent certain pathologies by precisely identifying risk factors in order to provide the necessary remedies.

Jean-François de Clermont-Tonnerre is a French entrepreneur and investor with a 25-year career in finance and business.