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Uncover the biology of mental health with brain stimulation technology

Mar 15, 2021

Raaj Chatterjee | TEDxSFU

One in five people will suffer from a mental illness or problem this year. This talk dives into emerging brain-changing technologies to better treat, measure, predict, and diagnose mental health challenges by understanding the brain’s complex connections. Raaj is a researcher in neuro-engineering, a community leader, and social entrepreneur. A Simon Fraser University mechatronics grad, he is the recipient of the 2020 Gordon Shrum Award, and Schulich Leader scholarship. Passionate about building better interventions for youth mental health, Raaj is a Master’s candidate at SFU’s Centre for Engineering-Led Brain Research where he collaborates with researchers around the world to develop signal processing techniques to interpret brain signals after non-invasive brain stimulation treatments. He has played an active role in the community throughout his life from sustainability, to environmental activism, to interfaith action on poverty. Raaj currently sits on the board of The Starfish Canada as the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer, and is the co-founder and CEO of MeaningfulWork, a social venture building a community of change-makers for skills-based volunteering. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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