Posted 03 Dec 2013

Prof. Pierre Magistretti

Food for thought: a neuroenergetic perspective on brain function

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Prof. Pierre Magistretti takes us through the principles of brain energy metabolism, or neuroenergetics. He discusses how brain energy is produced and delivered, stored and mobilized in relation to neuronal activity, but also calls attention to non-neuronal cells, otherwise known as glial, to better understand the function of the brain. He suggests that if we understand how the brain performs its functions or operations with a very low energy consumption it could potentially inspire the development of low energy consumption computers in the future.