Visual Snow Initiative Collaborates with MIT for New Research on Visual Snow Syndrome

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The Visual Snow Initiative team recently met with Ed Boyden, PhD, Neurobiologist at MIT, to discuss ways to utilize their advanced technologies to help unlock the mysteries of Visual Snow. Boyden is the leader of the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, a team at MIT dedicated to developing tools that enable the mapping of the molecules and wiring of the brain, the recording and control of its neural dynamics, and the repair of its dysfunction.

As a result of that meeting, Dr. Peter Goadsby, Dr. Owen White, and Joanne Fielding will be initiating many of MIT’s recommendations for the application of new technologies in their Visual Snow research efforts. “Meeting a true inventor and creator interested and open-minded to discuss different problems was fantastic. I am sure we will make some important strides in understanding Visual Snow,” says Dr. Peter Goadsby, Professor of Neurology.

Boyden offered his insight and expertise and was kind enough to put our experts in contact with his colleagues around the world to help with Visual Snow research. “I think we achieved the first goal–to get scientists and clinicians interested in exploring our new tools for Visual Snow. Once we see how they work, we can then refine the tools if needed,” says Boyden.

Dr. Owen B. White and Joanne Fielding shared a joint statement about the improved future of research on Visual Snow: “Overall, the meeting was valuable, bringing together new technology and combining it with clinical impressions and known research data to try and accelerate the way forward.”

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