Abhijeet Satani is an internationally recognised Scientist and researcher known for his invention of the Brain-Computer Interface and alternative nervous system. He has made contributions in the field of neuroscience, radiology, prosthetics, phantom limbs, and in General anatomy. Much of his work is focused on understanding the workings of the human brain, and brain development, deconstructing the impact on the brain due to external interactions, and bridging the gaps in human inefficiencies through technology. With various intellectual properties (Patents) and research papers under his name, cited by some renowned scientists and researchers.
He has devoted his life to studying the brain and its workings, with the belief that his research can have a significant impact on the world. His studies may lead to a greater understanding of the underlying causes of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and schizophrenia, and may facilitate the development of innovative medicines and treatments to improve the lives of those who suffer from these conditions. Additionally, he is investigating how the brain evolves and develops over time, and exploring how this knowledge might be applied to enhance cognitive and learning abilities, which could potentially revolutionize education and enable people to reach their full potential.
Abhijeet aims to spread awareness about the workings of the brain by creating fun projects like ‘Brain on Social Media’, Sensorium and leveraging mediums like digital art, and social media to make it interesting not just for the neuroscience community but also for those interested to learn more. He has also authored two books – A Simple Approach to Neuroscience and How to Write a Research Paper: A Simple Approach. In conversation, he says…
How did you venture into Neuro Science at an early age?
I like a lot of different things. For instance, I basically had my application written to several universities for funding in little space projects over the first 14 years of my life. I also experimented with electrical engineering by studying how satellite operates. I was quite interested in computers at the time and converting a five-year-old laptop into a supercomputing cluster.
Yet what has always piqued my curiosity more than these things is what they all have in common, how they function, and the fact that none of them would exist without the brain. This applies to everything that humans have created. In fact, since our brains are what we are at our core, we should say that all of these magnificent things were created by our brains.
earlier, I’ve wanted to study the universe for a very long time, and I like to think that I do, but from a different perspective. I study the only region of the cosmos that is capable of experiencing the cosmos, which I think is quite cool. And also, it offers the chance to influence people’s lives. The quality of life is significantly impacted by a variety of neurological and psychiatric illnesses, and neuroscience research has the potential to uncover novel medicines that will help millions of people.
Where do you aim to see yourself with Neuroscience in the next 5 years?
Neuroscience is a profession that is always developing and advancing, I anticipate that my knowledge of the brain and nervous system will continue to advance over the next five years. The translation of my research’s findings into clinical practise involves working with doctors to make sure that new treatments and therapies are safe, efficient, and available to patients. This is accomplished through advances in neuroimaging technologies, new understandings of the mechanisms of neural plasticity and learning, and progress in developing new treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders. This could entail engaging with business partners to commercialise novel medications or with legislators to widen access to current inventions.
Please highlight the changes your work and research is going to bring in this world in the coming years.
I’ve devoted my life to learning about the brain and how it works, and I believe that what I’ve learned through my work and study will have a huge impact on the world. it will help to find the underlying causes of diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and schizophrenia, and create innovative medicines and treatments to enhance the lives of those who suffer from these problems. investigating how the brain evolves and develops throughout the course of our lives and how these changes might be used to enhance cognitive and learning abilities. This could revolutionise education and enable people to realise their greatest potential. Technological developments, such as those in neuroimaging with my patents, will enable researchers to examine the brain in previously impractical ways.
These tools will open up new avenues for exploration and may lead to the development of new treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases. From this, we can also suitable to study neural circuits and mechanisms. My work as a neuroscientist has the possibility to make a significant impact on society in the coming times, from developing new treatments for enervating diseases to perfecting our understanding of the brain and its functions.