Since I have common roots with Rafa Yuste, being a Spanish-American raised in Madrid with the same passion for Neuroscience, I always follow his phenomenal research. He is a Professor at Columbia and one of the Initiators of the BRAIN INITIATIVE. I can only dream of this new nano-photo-particles put to use in the cortical columns. I hope they also have a high temporal resolution, when they come to use and the technology matures. So many questions could be answered, or at least checked for plausibility! (After growing up in Madrid, I lived in the US for 10 years and the past 30 in Germany, but location does not have importance anymore, aside from what you learn from locals). Here are two links that inform well about his activities and background.
Nano Particles that can turn a wet-lab into a dry in-vivo lab. Numenta should partner with these labs
Very nice. I like the brain/computer interface application. Presumably you could use wavelengths which are transparent to the skull and avoid all the nasty invasive wires of Elon Musk’s Neuralink. That could be quite big indeed.
I like his proposition to add five new NeuroRights to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. That’s progressive thinking.
Yuste’s interest in neuroscience arose early, inspired by books like Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s Los Tónicos de la Voluntad: Reglas y consejos sobre investigación científica ) (The Tonics of the Will: Rules and Advice on Scientific Research) and supported by his parents.
Very good and interesting tips for the Young Investigator. Only one little correction, Cajal was not the only Nobel prize winner from Spain in the Sciences. It is true that most Spanish Nobel prizes were in literature, but Severo Ochoa won the 1959 Nobel prize in Medicine for his cancer research.